Russia wants an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss deadly air strikes by US-led forces on Syrian troops near Deir al-Zor, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
Maria Zakharova said the strikes, which the Russian Defense Ministry had said killed 62 Syrian soldiers, jeopardized a Russian-US agreement on Syria and looked like evidence that Washington was helping ISIS militants.
“We are reaching a really terrifying conclusion for the whole world: That the White House is defending ISIS. Now there can be no doubts about that,” the RIA Novosti news agency cited Zakharova as telling the Rossiya-24 TV station.
“We demand a full and detailed explanation from Washington. That explanation must be given at the UN Security Council.”
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People gather near burning tyres during a demonstration against forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad and calling for aid to reach Aleppo near Castello road in Aleppo, Syria, September 14, 2016. (Reuters)