MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Foreign Ministry has voiced concern about the reported bombing of a Syrian army camp, without addressing a U.S. claim that Russia was responsible for the incident.
The Syrian government blamed aircraft from a U.S.-led coalition for targeting the army camp in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour Sunday night, killing three Syrian soldiers and wounding 13. The U.S. denied the claim, and a senior U.S. official military speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the issue publicly said Monday Washington was "certain" it was a Russian airstrike that hit the camp.
Without commenting on the U.S. claim, Russia's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said it has a "serious concern" about reports of the coalition strike in Deir el-Zour. It said the incident was rooted in the U.S.-led coalition's reluctance to coordinate with Damascus on its campaign against the Islamic State group.