Russia denies its warships will join Aleppo bombardment - RIA

The Russian military says three children have been killed in rebel shelling of a school in the western part of the city of Aleppo, controlled by the Syrian government.

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Chirkin described the Idlib deaths as frightful, expressing the hope that "we were not involved".

"If you have any information that there were any missile and bomb strikes, please provide this information", Churkin said, adding he expected an "objective analysis" of the current situation.

Hundreds of civilians have reportedly been killed or injured in Russian and Syrian airstrikes since September 19, when the Bashar al-Assad regime announced the end of a week-long truce.

USA and United Kingdom officials had put pressure on Madrid to refuse Russia's request.

European Union leaders met last week to consider fresh sanctions over Russian bombing of civilian areas in Aleppo and NATO's Stoltenberg said he fears the Russian warships heading to the Mediterranean could launch new attacks on the Syrian city.

A spokesman from the Russian Embassy in Madrid confirmed the cancellation to the Associated Press but gave no further details.

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However, Nusra Front, recently renamed as Jabhat Fatah al Sham, prevented civilians who wanted to flee the city, attacking people, during their attempts to leave Aleppo.

The Russian role in the Syrian conflict has exacerbated tensions between Moscow and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation that have risen since Russia's annexation of the Crimea region from Ukraine in 2014.

At the same time, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has stressed that they still want to communicate with the Russians.

Konashenkov said that Islamist militants were "taking advantage" of the fact that the Russian air force "has not approached a 10 km zone surrounding Aleppo for the past ten days".

The BBC's Jonathan Marcus reports from Brussels that the battle group is now at anchor off the North African coast and taking on fuel.

In July, the United Kingdom said it would deliver one of four battalions to NATO's enhanced forward presence in the Baltic states and Poland.

The small Mediterranean nation of Malta became the second country to bar the Russian Navy from refueling on its way to join the ongoing fight in Syria.

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Ja'afari lashed out at the USA for supporting the so-called moderate militants in eastern Aleppo.

The Moscow official said that the findings of the Russian drone could be verified by the American side, as during its photo mission, a US MQ-1B Predator UAV was in the same area.

The entire Syrian population, he said, is suffering from the militancy being sponsored by Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and Israel.

According to the Ministry of Defense, the deployment is likely to include "armored Infantry, equipped with Warrior armored fighting vehicles, tactical UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), and a troop of our Challenger 2 main battle tanks".

The Syrian army said it took control of the central Farafra neighborhood in Aleppo's old city Tuesday, bringing it closer to the rebel-held eastern areas.

But in contrast to the sweeping bombardment that devastated eastern Aleppo before the pause, clashes this week have been largely confined to the front lines, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group that tracks the civil war in Syria. Also to be added to the fleet are the Bastion and Bal land-based missile systems anti-ship missiles with a maximum range of 300 kilometres.

After providing evidence that Wednesday's attack on an Idlib school was apparently staged, Russian military officials have identified several other schools in Syria that have actually been targeted by bombings in the last 24 hours alone.

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