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Russia to call emergency UNSC meeting on US-led airstrikes against Syria: foreign ministry

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-09-18 05:36

MOSCOW -- Moscow will convene an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to discuss the US-led coalition airstrikers against the Syrian army, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

"Russia's permanent envoy to the UN has been charged to convene an emergency Security Council session on the issue," Zakharova told the Rossiya 24 TV channel, referring to the airstrikes on Syrian troops near Deir al-Zour.

The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier Saturday the US-led coalition killed 62 Syrian government troops and injured some 100 others in a round of airstrikes in eastern Syria's province of Deir al-Zour.

"We demand a full and detailed explanation from Washington. These explanations must be given at the UN Security Council," she added.

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