The new strike by the US-led international coalition at a Syrian army site confirms Washington’s willingness to reorient the terrorist group al-Nosra into the struggle against the legitimate Syrian government, the Russian Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov.
The US strike against government forces in Syria is illegitimate, illegal and a violation of Syria’s sovereignty, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a press briefing following a Meeting of the Committee of Ministers to the Council of Europe.
“We are very concerned that we are beginning to dilute the idea of the need for a combination of the forces of all those who actually confront the terrorists of Daech and the former on the ground and in the air Al-Nosra, “he said.” We see this as a confirmation of the will to reorient the opposition and some extremists, including al-Nosra, towards the struggle against the legitimate government of Syria. ”
Lavrov stressed that the United States was trying to justify the attack on Syria by the fact that “government forces create a threat to the opposition, which cooperates with the US military in the US-led coalition.”
“Whatever the reason for the decisions the US command has taken to strike such a strike, it is illegitimate, illegal and constitutes a new violation of Syria’s sovereignty,” he concluded.
Damascus confirms the coalition strike against a government site in At-Tanf US-led coalition
aviation struck a pro-Assad convoy in Syria in the nearby At-Tanf area on Thursday evening Of the border with Iraq and Jordan. The convoy was found in the de-escalated area but was perceived as “a danger to the coalition forces,” according to the Pentagon.
According to a representative of the American coalition, the column targeted by the strikes included tanks, armored vehicles, and artillery.