Russia claims US planes bombed Syria’s Aleppo

MOSCOW: Russia’s defence ministry on Thursday accused the United States of bombing the Syrian city of Aleppo after the Pentagon said Moscow’s air strikes had destroyed two hospitals in the city.

Moscow furiously denied the US claim, charging in return that Washington had sent ground-attack planes to bombard Aleppo.

“Just before 2 pm Moscow time (1100 GMT on Wednesday), two US Air Force A-10s flew into Syrian airspace from Turkish territory,” defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.