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Russia slams 'criminal' US-led strikes in Syria

AFP  |  United Nations 

Russia's UN has slammed as "criminal" the US-led coalition strikes against pro-regime forces in that left more than 100 dead.

told reporters that he protested the assault in Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor during a closed-door meeting.

"It was inadmissible for whatever reasons it was justified," Nebenzia told reporters, adding that he told the "to remember that they are in illegally in fact. They were not invited there."

"They claim all the time that they fight international terrorism, but we see that it goes beyond that.

"To confront those who really fight international terrorism on the ground in is criminal."

The said the international coalition carried out air strikes against pro-government fighters on Wednesday to defend its allies in

It accused Syrian pro-government forces of initiating an attack on the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The complained in a letter to UN that the attack "represents a crime and a crime against humanity."

The US-led coalition was established in 2014 to fight the Islamic State group in and Iraq, but it has bombed troops loyal to on several occasions.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 05:40 IST