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    The Kremlin spokesman said the US-led coalition’s airstrike against the Syrian troops was an awful incident, threatening the ceasefire regime.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Syrian government's troops is the only force in Syria that is abiding by the ceasefire agreement, recently jeopardized by the US-led coalition’s airstrikes against the country’s army, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.

    "The situation leaves much to be desired. You know, our military said that de facto the only party that is observing this ceasefire is the Armed Forces of the Syrian Arab Republic," Peskov told journalists.

    He added that the US-led coalition’s airstrike against the Syrian troops was an awful incident, threatening the ceasefire regime.

    "We know about the horrible incident, I mean the airstrike against the positions of the Syrian army that was mistakenly carried out, according to the Pentagon. All that, of course, threatens the ceasefire regime. The situation is very dangerous now but you know the work is continuing and our foreign minister is in contact with his colleague," Peskov said.

    The airstrikes by the coalition planes near the Deir ez-Zor airport were first reported by the Syrian army on Saturday. Later in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the attacks, saying they killed 62 servicemen and injured 100 more. The US Central Command said that the Syrian forces were mistaken for Daesh terrorists.


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