CNN: A CNN report alleging that Russian child-soldiers have been fighting in Syria is fake.

The CNN report came after a Russian military officer told the BBC that his troops were fighting alongside Syrian government forces in Aleppo, Syria.

The officer, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, said he has been in contact with the Syrian army to request an evacuation of the Russian troops in Aleppo.CNN is not the only outlet reporting on the Russian military involvement in Syria.

NBC News is also reporting on Russian involvement in the war.

The Russian military is also engaged in airstrikes against ISIS and al-Nusra Front, and is reportedly conducting air raids against rebels in Syria that have killed hundreds of civilians.CNN has not confirmed the report.

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