Russia said on Thursday that two US military aircraft bombed the Syrian city on Wednesday, but senior US State Department official says this is untrue

The US State Department on Thursday rejected Russian claims that it had carried out air strikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Claims made by Russian officials of US air strikes in Aleppo are false, a senior State Department official said.

There have been no US missions flown in or around Aleppo today.

Russias Defence Ministry said on Thursday that two US aircraft bombed the Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday, and that Russian planes had not been operating in the area.

A Baghdad-based spokesman for the US-led anti-Islamic State military coalition specifically denied the Russian allegation that US forces had bombed Aleppo on Wednesday.

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