Russia Expects US Condemnation of Suspected Illegal Belgian Airstrikes in Aleppo

Russia said it expected a US’ condemnation of airstrikes which killed civilians in Aleppo late on Tuesday.

“We are expecting statements from the US State Department that would strongly condemn the attacks on civilian facilities and the killing of civilians. I think that it will be no trouble to find the images of the killed to launch the respective campaign on CNN,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page, calling on Washington to weigh in on the suspected coalition airstrike.

Earlier, Russian Defense Ministry said that at least six people were killed in an airstrike on a village in northern Syria’s Aleppo province, adding that two Belgian F-16 combat jets were operating in the area.

According to information handed over to the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria by the local council of the Syrian city of Afrin, the village of Hassadjek suffered an air attack in which six people died and four more were injured.

The Russian Defense Ministry stressed that neither Russian nor Syrian air forces were carrying out any missions in the area.

At the same time, the ministry said that Russian data recorders detected two Belgian F-16 fighter jets in the area within the specified time.

Russian and Syrian air forces halted airstrikes in Aleppo from 0700 GMT Tuesday for a 48-hour humanitarian pause.

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