The defense Ministry said that the refugees were “human shields” for US bases in Syria
MOSCOW, October 6 — RIA Novosti. Refugees in the Syrian camp, Rukman are, in fact, the “human shield” of the us base in al-Tape, said the official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov.
According to him, in the area of “security” near an American base in al-Tape, almost in the wilderness, is the largest refugee camp, Ryban. As noted Konashenkov, according to the most conservative estimates, there are today more than 60 thousand women and children from Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor, “to which Americans are not allowed any humanitarian convoys from the Syrian government, neither from Jordan nor from the UN and other international organizations”.
“Refugees Rukmana today are, in fact, hostages, or rather “human shield” of the American base. Let me remind you that such “protective” barriers except the Americans are in Syria, only those with whom they came there to fight terrorists,” — said Konashenkov.