Syria condemns US-led airstrikes on army positions

Damascus, Dec 7 (IANS) The Syrian foreign ministry on Monday condemned airstrikes by the US-led coalition that targeted its army positions in the country’s eastern Deir al-Zour province, the media reported.

“The aggression by the US-led coalition constitutes an impediment to the counter-terror efforts and stresses again the coalition lacks credibility and seriousness in fighting terrorism effectively,” Xinhua quoted the ministry as saying in a statement.

The statement said four coalition warplanes on Sunday targeted a Syrian military camp in Deir al-Zour with nine rockets, killing three soldiers and injuring 13 others.

It added that the attack occurred when the Syrian army was fighting terror groups.

The ministry called on the international community to condemn the attack, the first by the US-led coalition to target army positions since it started airstrikes on targets in Syria over a year ago.

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