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U.S. Denies Russian Claim That It Bombed Syrian City of Aleppo

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    In this file photo, Syrians stand on the debris of a building after the war crafts belonging to the Russian army carried out airstrikes on the residential areas in the opposition controlled Meshed district of Aleppo, Syria on February 5, 2016.

    The State Department dismissed on Thursday Russia's claims that two American warplanes bombed the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, NBC News reported.

    The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that two U.S. Air Force A-10 attack aircraft on Wednesday bombed nine targets in the city, which has been subjected to increased levels of violence in recent days.

    The ministry said in a statement Thursday that the U.S. "did not make this mission public" and speculated that "perhaps there had been two hospitals" among the targets.

    However, a senior State Department official told NBC News that the Russian claims were "false" and that there had been no U.S. missions over Aleppo on Wednesday or Thursday.