White House Accuses Russia of Killing Civilians in Syria

(Reuters) Phil Stewart - The White House on Sunday said Russian military aircraft took off from Humaymim Airfield in Syria and carried out at least 20 daily bombing missions in Damascus and Eastern Ghouta between Feb. 24 and Feb. 28 in defiance of a UN ceasefire. "Russia has gone on to ignore (a UN ceasefire's) terms and to kill innocent civilians under the false auspices of counter-terrorism operations," a White House statement said. Government shelling and air strikes have killed 659 people in Eastern Ghouta since Feb. 18, while rebel shelling of Damascus has killed 27, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

2018-03-05 00:00:00

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