Accusations [by U.S.] about the Russian bombings of hospitals in Syria denied by Red Cross top executive

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No firsthand info on alleged Russian ‘airstrike’ on hospital in Syria – Red Cross top executive

Red Cross personnel on the ground in Syria have not reported any ‘airstrikes’ allegedly delivered by Russian jets on civilian targets including hospitals, the medical charity’s top executive told RT.

Since Moscow started its air campaign in Syria on September 30, Western media have been publishing reports that Russian jets are targeting civilians.

A convoy carrying Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), drives past a member of forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad securing the road in the Damascus suburb of Barzeh November 14, 2014. Maurer said he helped distribute aid which arrived in Barzeh on Friday, adding that he was determined to negotiate further access to other areas which have not yet received aid. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT SOCIETY) - RTR4E4WS© Omar Sanadiki / Reuters

Last week, Russia was accused of bombing a number of hospitals in Syria, an allegation flatly denied by the Russian Defense Ministry.

Dominik Stillhart, director of operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross, which has people on the ground in Syria, told RT he is unaware of any such incidents.

“We’ve seen these reports as well, but in the absence of any firsthand information coming from our teams on the ground, I can neither…

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