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Russia again denies any children killed in Syria school strike

The 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. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the time that the attack on the school in the rebel-held province could amount to a war crime and urged a thorough investigation. 
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