“The United States, hell-bent on toppling the Syrian President Bashar Assad, has started an information war against the Russian aerial campaign against the Islamic State terrorist group,” Alex Thornborough wrote on the OpEdNews progressive antiwar activism and opinion website.
Meanwhile, Syria’s UN ambassador said that Russia had every right to strike out at terrorists in Syria and Moscow slammed the Western attempts to unleash an information war against it.
Russia is dismissing claims that its airstrikes in Syria have killed civilians, saying the claims are false and part of an "information war."
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday that allegations made to this effect by the Syrian opposition appeared even before the airstrikes actually started."
“This is all part of the information war we have heard about before,” she said referring to the Pentagon’s statement about Russian pilots allegedly targeting the forces of the moderate Syrian opposition, not the Islamic State terrorists.