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    US airstrikes on Syrian armed forces near Syria's Deir Ez-Zor put in jeopardy peace efforts by the international community in Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) —US-led coalition airstrikes near undermine previous efforts of the international community to resolve Syrian crisis within the framework of the International Syria Support Group, UN Security Council and bilateral agreements, Zakharova said.

    “They [US airstrikes] not only call into question… but put in jeopardy everything that has been reached by the international community both within the framework of the International Syria Support Group, the UN Security Council, and on bilateral basis,” Zakharova said as broadcast on the Rossiya 24 television channel.

    The attacks by the coalition planes near the Deir ez-Zor airport were first reported by the Syrian army on Saturday. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the attacks saying they killed 62 servicemen and injured 100 more.


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