US-led airstrikes on Syrian army positions condemned

Damascus, Dec 7 (IANS) The Syrian foreign ministry on Monday condemned airstrikes by the US-led coalition that hit army positions in Deir al-Zour province.

“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,” the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said four coalition warplanes on Sunday targeted a Syrian military camp in Deir al-Zour with nine missiles, killing three soldiers and injuring 13 others, Xinhua news agency reported.

The attack also led to the destruction of three armoured vehicles, four personnel carriers and machine guns.

The ministry called on the international community to condemn the attack and make sure it never happens again, adding that the incident runs counter to the UN Charter.

The incident marked the first time that the US-led coalition hit army positions since it started airstrikes inside Syria over a year ago.

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