Russia denies bombing civilian targets in Syria's Idlib - RIA

MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Russia's Ministry of Defence on Thursday denied media reports that it had bombed civilian targets in the de-escalation zone in Syria's Idlib province, saying there had been no military flights since a ceasefire was introduced on Jan.9, RIA reported.

"Reports by a number of outlets about shelling allegedly by Russian aviation on civilian targets in the Idlib de-escalation zone does not correspond to reality," Russian major-general Yury Borenkov was quoted by the RIA news agency as saying. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova and Polina Ivanova; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)