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    Italian Party Calls for Inquiry Into US-Led Coalition's Strikes on Syrian Army

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    Italy's Lega Nord party believes that it is necessary to launch an investigation into the US-led coalition’s airstrikes against the Syrian armed forces and considers US' actions in the country as illegal, a member of the party told Sputnik.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On September 17, the aircraft of the US-led coalition against Daesh terrorist group carried out four airstrikes against positions of the Syrian government troops near the city of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria, leaving 62 personnel killed and some 100 wounded. The Pentagon said that the airstrike was a mistake and targeted Daesh militants.

    "We think it is highly illegal. The US should be called to account for the airstrike on Syrian armed forces… There should be a clear investigation," Gianmatteo Ferrari, who is also the vice president of the Lombardia Russia Cultural Association, said.

    On September 9, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry presented a new plan to regulate the conflict in Syria, which included a new ceasefire that came into force on September 12. However, because of repeated violations of the ceasefire by Syrian rebels, it was declared ineffective earlier this week.

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