MOSCOW, December 8. Moscow is concerned by reports about the impact of the coalition on the positions of Syrian government forces and civilian casualties in the province of Hasakah. This was stated by the Russian foreign Ministry.
“Moscow is seriously concerned about the reported application December 6, driven by the U.S. coalition air strike on positions of government troops of Syria near the city of Deir ez-Zor, as well as the consequences of erroneous airstrike on targets in the village of al-Khan the Syrian province of Hasakah, which has resulted in considerable civilian casualties,” – said in comments depodesta.
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AFP: air forces of the Western coalition have caused the attack on the camp by Syrian government forces
“We see the root of the problem in the violation of one of the cornerstone principles of international law – respect for the sovereignty of States, – continued the Russian foreign Ministry. – Please note all members of the international community that effectively countering international terrorism is possible only in coordination with the governments of the States of the region, in which terrorists operate and which bear the greatest burden of dealing with them”.
Earlier that four aircraft the US-led coalition launched nine rockets at the camp of the army of Syria in the province of Deir ez-Zor in the East of the country, killing three soldiers, injuring 13 people. The incident occurred last Sunday.
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The air force of the countries of the US-led coalition on Sunday on transport or a live grenade, said the representative of the headquarters of the United group of forces engaged in international operation against banned in Russia grouping “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia).
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The international coalition led by the USA includes 65 countries.
Some States do material and logistic contributions, not participating in the bombing the positions of Islamists in Syria and Iraq.
The coalition has begun airstrikes on is positions in Syria in September 2014, without the approval of Damascus.
The international coalition against terrorist group “Islamic state”. Dossier
In Iraq together with U.S. aircraft engaged in combat planes from Australia, the UK, Jordan, Canada, the Netherlands and France, in Syria – Australia, Bahrain, Jordan, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and France.
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad repeatedly that the military presence of coalition forces, formed at the initiative of the USA, is not conducive to peace on the Syrian land. While the Russian force, according to the President, has had a significant impact on both the military and political situation in Syria.”
“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).