Russia again denies any children killed in Syria school strike

A damaged classroom at a school after it was hit in an air strike in the village of Hass, in the south of Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on October 26, 2016The Russian army on Monday denied any children were present in a school in Syria’s Idlib province where 28 people were killed in an October airstrike blamed on Moscow. Russia has denied having any role in air strikes that the UN children’s agency UNICEF said killed 22 students and six teachers at the school in the village of Hass in northwest Syria on October 26. “No proof, even indirect, that children were present in the building,” army spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

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