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Russia Denies Turkey's Accusation It Struck Syrian Hospitals

Russia's Defense Ministry has denied accusations by Turkey that it bombed Syrian hospitals, mosques, and other civilian targets in Aleppo on June 8 and 9.

"Russia's air forces have not carried out any attacks on the city of Aleppo," ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on June 9.

As with previous accusations, Konashenkov said Turkey has produced no evidence Russia was behind the bombings.

Earlier, the Turkish Foreign Ministry charged that Russia was bombing mosques, hospitals, schools, and other civilian targets.

Moscow and Ankara have been locked in a diplomatic, verbal, and economic war since Turkey shot down a Russian jet fighter that it claimed strayed over its border with Syria in November,

Based on reporting by Reuters and TASS

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