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Russia to support Syria in its appeal to UN Security Council over coalition strike

Wednesday 13/February/2019 - 02:52 PM
The Reference

Russia will support Syria in its appeal to the UN Security Council on an air strike by the US-led coalition on Syria's Baguz, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday as quoted by Sputnik news agency.

"As for Damascus's complaint about the strike delivered by the coalition on the village of Baguz, Damascus urged the Security Council to comment on this issue.

This is not the first time the coalition strikes a wrong place," Lavrov told reporters after talks with his Lesotho counterpart Lesego Makgothi.

"We will support Syria in the Security Council, we will support the appeals of all other countries that will suffer from such lawlessness, created by foreign actors' uninvited armed forces," he said.

Syrian media reported Tuesday that air strikes by the US-led international coalition on a refugee camp in the Syrian village of Baguz in the country's southeast killed or injured on Tuesday at least 70 civilians. On Monday, Syrian media reported about the death of 16 civilians in Baguz as a result of a coalition airstrike.