April 13, 2017 / 1:02 PM / 4 months ago

Russian army says not aware of people killed in Syria's Deir al-Zor - RIA

Spokesman for the Russian Defence Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, September 26, 2016.Maxim Zmeyev/Files

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's defence ministry has no information about people being killed in an attack by international coalition forces in Syria's province of Deir al-Zor, spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday, RIA news agency reported.

Konashenkov said Russian forces sent drones to check the area.

Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Vladimir Soldatkin

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