Russia voices concern over US alliance attack on Syrian Army position, calls for investigation

Moscow, SANA – The Russian Foreign Ministry voiced deep concern over the attack by US alliance aircrafts on a Syrian Arab Army position in Deir Ezzor, calling on the American side to open an investigation into the incident and to take steps to prevent it from reoccurring.

The Ministry said the attack involved targeting Syrian Army positions near Deir Ezzor Airport with bombs and rockets, claiming the lives of Syrian Army personnel, and after it terrorists took advantage and attacked army positions in the area.

The Ministry said that the vague and non-constructive position of the US towards Russia’s call for an emergency Security Council meeting to address this issue is regrettable, noting that US officials failed to provide an adequate explanation for the incident and tried to turn the situation “upside down” as they always do.

The Ministry went on to say that the incident is a result of America’s refusal to have strong cooperation in fighting ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra and other terror groups, stressing that the incidents borders between criminal negligence and direct indulgence with ISIS terrorists.

The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces had reported that US alliance aircrafts targeted at 5 PM on Saturday a Syrian Arab Army position in al-Tharda Mountain in the surroundings of Deir Ezzor Airport, causing losses in lives and equipment.

The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry sent two letters to the UN Secretary-General and the head of the Security Council in which it said that the US aggression was premeditated and paved the way for ISIS to seize the position.

Hazem Sabbagh

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