- Title: France says Syria or Russia responsible for strike on school in Syria's Idlib
- Date: 27th October 2016
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (OCTOBER 27, 2016) (REUTERS) FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER, JEAN-MARC AYRAULT, TALKING TO THE CANADIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, STEPHANE DION, BEFORE THE NEWS CONFERENCE AYRAULT GOING ON STAGE AYRAULT ON STAGE PEOPLE TAKING PICTURES OF THE NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (France) FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER, JEAN-MARC AYRAULT, SAYING: "We have just witnessed again a few hours ago the bombing of a school. At least 20 people died, children, innocents. Who's responsible? In any case it is not the opposition because you need planes to launch bombs. It's either the Syrians -- the regime of (President Bashar) al-Assad -- or the Russians." MAN LISTENING TO THE CONFERENCE VARIOUS OF NEWS CONFERENCE UNDERWAY AYRAULT LEAVING ROOM
- Embargoed: 11th November 2016 14:38
- Keywords: Ayrault Syria Russia Idlib school
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA00155S87K7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Thursday (October 27) either Russia or the Syrian government were responsible for an air strike on Syria's Idlib province that led to deaths of 26 civilians, most of them schoolchildren.
"Who is responsible? In any case it is not the opposition because you need planes to launch bombs. It's either the Syrians -- the regime of (President Bashar) al-Assad -- or the Russians," Ayrault told a news conference adding this latest bombing was another "demonstration of the horror of this war".
Russia's foreign ministry said earlier on Thursday that Moscow was not responsible for the attack on Idlib.
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