TASS – October 11, 2017: Sergey Lavrov fears US may be using the coalition’s actions as a pretext for destroying Syria and prolonging the hostilities in the country.
The US-led coalition operating in Syria is destroying anything except for the Islamic State (IS, terror group, outlawed in Russia) in the country, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said at the talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday.
“As an example, I would like to cite the US-led coalition, which, in reality, is systematically destroying anything but ISIL [former name of IS – TASS]. Thousands of Syrian citizens, not only men but also women and children in the Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor provinces, have become victims of US airstrikes. The American coalition is systematically destroying the economic infrastructure, so we will strongly demand that it this coalition is disbanded,” he said.