Moscow steps up its war of words with Washington, saying air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition on the Syrian army threaten a ceasefire plan for Syria and border on “connivance” with Islamic State. Ashraf Fahim reports.
Strikes on Syrian army threaten ceasfire plan: Moscow
As the war of words between Moscow and Washington heats up over an airstrike by the U.S. led coalition that hit Syrian government forces… further straining a ceasefire…
….fighting continues on the ground.
Video showed warplanes apparently striking targets in the city of Homs
And airstrikes hit the strategically important city of Aleppo for the first time since the truce began seven days ago.
Russia said on Sunday that the U.S.-coalition strike which killed up to 90 Syrian soldiers, threatens the implementation of the ceasefire…
…and borders on what it called “connivance with Islamic State terrorists”
In Deir al-Zor, the site of the incident, the Syrian army launched attacks on Islamic State…
The diplomatic row also threatens to complicate the delivery of much needed humanitarian aid to Syria, including the besieged city of Aleppo