Kremlin says reports on Russia's participation in bombing ISIL positions should not be trusted

Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov has called for not trusting reports alleging that Russian servicemen, including Air Force pilots, have an intention to participate in bombardments of ISIL positions.

Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov has called for not trusting reports alleging that Russian servicemen, including Air Force pilots, have an intention to participate in bombardments of ISIL positions.

"These reports should not be trusted," Peskov told reporters on Sept.2.

The Israeli media said Russia had allegedly decided to send warplanes to Syria for fighting ISIL militants.

U.S. Department of State spokesman Mark Toner said on Sept.1 that Washington would welcome the broader involvement of Russia in the fight against ISIL.

The Department of State has seen media reports on Russia's alleged intention to send warplanes to Syria, Toner said. He added that the American side was still studying those reports and was unable to confirm them.

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