Coalition US accused of using banned weapons


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The international coalition led by the United States in air strikes on the Eastern Bank of the Euphrates uses prohibited by international conventions ammunition. This was stated by the representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov. His words leads TASS.

“Coalition aircraft led by the United States, intensively carry out airstrikes, including with the use of ammunition banned by international conventions”, — he said. Such bombing in the end, be inefficient and indiscriminate, “resulted in heavy casualties among the civilian population,” he added Konashenkov. What is prohibited projectiles are used, he said.

According to him, only for last month in the attacks on settlements in Eastern Syria killed more than 120 civilians. The defense Ministry said that under fire from the coalition periodically fall and the men “of the Democratic forces of Syria” (DSS) — the Union of Kurdish and Arab groups supported by the USA.

However, the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) is previously freed from them the territory of Syria on the Eastern Bank of the Euphrates, taking advantage of the inability of the U.S. to protect these areas, he added Konashenkov.

Prior to that, the defense Ministry also announced preparing a new provocation with the use of chemical weapons in Syria, which are trying to attract civilians.

Armed conflict in Syria began in 2011. It involves government forces, acting on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, moderate opposition and various Islamist groups.

In the fall of 2015, the Russia upon formal request of the Syrian government strikes in Syria strikes on the positions of terrorists. The same action leads since 2014 the US-led international coalition, however, without the permission of Damascus.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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