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Russia says it's concerned about bombing of Syrian army camp

Russia voices concern about bombing of Syrian military camp, doesn't address US claims

Russia says it's concerned about bombing of Syrian army camp

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.


Updated : 2021-09-21 19:25 GMT+08:00