Russia accused of bombing peaceful areas in Syria, the foreign Ministry believes that “information war”
After the Russian air force began the bombing of Syria by the permission of the Federation Council, the Russian Federation was showered with accusations that the planes fired not only terrorist bases “Islamic state”, but also the opposition, and peaceful neighborhoods.
Russian bombers attacked the headquarters of the Syrian free army in HOMS province, told Reuters sources in the United States. The head of the National coalition of opposition forces Khaled al-Khoja wrote on Twitterthat the victims of this bombing were 36 civilians, including three children.
Several air strikes were inflicted on the small town of Talbisah, which is located near HOMS, said the locals “Medusa”. “This afternoon, two planes flew over our city. They released eight missiles. These blows were inflicted on residential areas of the city. As a result of the strikes killed 16 civilians. Three of them children, two women”, – said the resident of Talboy Firas al-Saeed.
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A Syrian pointed out that these were not ordinary Syrian planes. “‘d never seen. This new aircraft”, he said, noting that “it was different than usual” and “after the destruction of the missiles is terrible.” According to him, the air strikes inflicted on residential homes. Some buildings are destroyed completely.
The representative of the Syrian free army, Jamil al-Saleh also said that the attack targeted the headquarters of the opposition in the province of Hama.
Meanwhile, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in comments “Interfax” questioned the veracity of these statements. “This is precisely the information attack, the information war, about which we’ve heard so many times and to which, apparently, someone has prepared well”, – she said.
Russia entered the war with terrorists in Syria
The Syrian issue has become an important topic of the speeches of the leaders of the USA and Russia Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin at the UN General Assembly. The States continues to believe the necessary departure of President Bashar al-Assad, calling him one of the instigators of an armed conflict. Russia indicates that the government army is the main force which opposes IG “on the ground”, and it must be maintained.
In the last month, the media have repeatedly appeared reports of Russian troops in Syria. Sources Reuters in the London-based Syrian center for human rights reported that Syrian government forces of President Bashar al-Assad has used recently delivered to the country of military aircraft of the Russian production.
In the civil war in Syria, which has been going on for 4.5 years, involved multiple forces, each of which opposes the other. The government army Bashar al-Assad enjoys the support of Russia and Iran. The media recently reported a significant strengthening of the military of the Russian Federation in the region of Latakia, the stronghold of Assad, not far from where the item is located logistics fleet in Tartus.
The second party of the conflict – the armed opposition groups of various kinds, some of which are supported by the U.S., other – Saudi Arabia. The third significant force over the past year, began the formation of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), which controls considerable territory in the North-East Series, as well as in Iraq.
“Islamic state”, numbering, according to the CIA about 30 thousand militants declared in the occupied territories, and the Caliphate seeks to expand the territory of influence. The cells created by the IG in Libya, Yemen and other countries of the Middle East and North Africa.
The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev said that the fight against ISIS may affect not only Syria but also other countries. He noted that it was no accident the President’s message of Russia to the Federation Council, as well as in the resolution of the upper chamber on this appeal, the country was not specified, reports radio station “Moscow speaking”.