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Saturday, September 17

US bombing of Syrian troops does not look like an honest mistake: Russian UN envoy

From an AP report, an emergency session at the UN Security Council, requested by Russia on the matter of the U.S. bombing of Syrian troops on Saturday morning, convened tonight at 7:30 pm EDT. This bombing, four strikes in all, did not kill a mere handful of troops. The toll at present is 62 dead, with at least 100 injured. This worked out greatly to the advantage of Islamic State. 

Timing and other aspects of US strike on Syrian army suggest intentional provocation – Churkin
September 18, 2016 - 00:22

The US’ sudden attempt to “help” the Syrian army fighting ISIS in the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, which resulted in a strike that killed and injured dozens of soldiers, does not look like an honest mistake, Russia’s UN envoy told journalists at the UNSC meeting.

“It is highly suspicious that the United States chose to conduct this particular air strike at this time,” Russia’s ambassador Vitaly Churkin said.

Churkin questioned why the US suddenly chose to “help” the Syrian army defend Deir ez-Zor after all these years, recalling how American forces just observed terrorists’ movements and did“nothing when ISIS advanced on Palmyra.”

“It was quite significant and not accidental that it happened just two days before the Russian-American arrangements were supposed to come into full force,” Churkin added.



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