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UNSC Consultations on Syria Scheduled for 23:30 GMT – UNSC Chair

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The United Nations Security Council will convene at 19:30 New York time (23:30 GMT) to discuss the Saturday airstrikes on the Syrian army by the US-led coalition, the New Zealand mission announced.

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Damascus Urges UNSC to Discuss US Coalition Strikes on Syrian Army
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The consultations would be held behind closed doors, the diplomats added. The meeting was initiated by Russia.

The coalition conducted four airstrikes against the Syrian forces encircled by Islamic State (IS, banned in Russia) militants near the city of Deir ez-Zor, on Saturday. The attacks killed 62 servicemen and injured 100 more.

The Russian Foreign Ministry demanded a detailed explanation from Washington at the UNSC.

New Zealand is the UN Security Council chair for September.

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