Dozens of Civilians Killed in US-led Coalition Airstrikes

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Human rights activists reported dozens of casualties among civilians in Syria due to the US-led airstrikes, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

"Inaccurate airsrikes conducted by the US-led coalition are killing more and more innocent Syrian people. The other day as a result of an airsrike on Al-Khan dozens of civilians were killed, according to the Syrian Observatory For Human Rights", Igor Konashenkov stated.  

"In the course of our whole operation in Syria we've been providing data on […] our military work, including strikes on targets, moreover, we've been doing it regularly. Unlike our colleagues from the anti-Daesh coalition, who just boast of their success while concealing specifics and facts," the Defense Ministry's spokesman added.   

"This is undoubtedly their choice… But we find it strangethat they attempt to use the same approach when they try to assess our work against terrorists in Syria," Konashenkov said, adding that the harder and more pinpoint Russian strikes on terrorists become, the more western colleagues burst out criticisms, attempting to distract the public by any means. 

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Earlier in the day, the Syrian General Staff has provided information revealing Western coalition strikes against Syrian troop positions in Deir ez-Zor on December 6, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
Syrian General Staff information shows strikes against Syrian troop positions in Deir ez-Zor on December 6 were carried out by western coalition, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.    

Citing the data provided by the Syrian General Staff, MoD spokesman said that between 19:40 and 19:55 on December 6, 2015 aircraft of the Western coalition carried out a strike against the field camp of the 168th brigade of the 7th division of the Syrian government forces, located 2 kilometers west of the Deir ez-Zor airfield.     

Moscow has conducted airstrikes against Daesh, also known as ISIL/the Islamic State, in Syria since September 30, acting at the request of the legitimate government of Bashar al-Assad. Russian warships stationed in the Caspian Sea have also launched successful cruise missile strikes against the terrorist group.

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