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    Kremlin Awaits European, US Reaction on Coalition Airstrike Near Aleppo

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    The Kremlin is interested in the reaction of its European and US partners regarding civilian deaths in an airstrike allegedly carried out by Belgian aviation near Aleppo, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said Tuesday it had received local reports of an airstrike on the Syrian village of Hassajek that killed six people and wounded at least four. According to its bulletin, Russian or Syrian aircraft did not operate in the area at the time of the strike while air traffic control systems detected two F-16 fighter jets of the Air Force of the Kingdom of Belgium at the time of the strike.

    "In this case, the Kremlin is interested in the reaction of our partners in Europe and Washington," Peskov told reporters.

    Belgian Defense Minister Steven Vandeput earlier on Wednesday dismissed claims regarding the country's Air Force responsibility for the airstrike on Hassajek.

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