Continued: NATO distanced itself from U.S. actions in Syria
Force of the international coalition led by the US launched an airstrike against a warehouse with chemical weapons of terrorists “Islamic state” (IG, an organization banned in Russia) in the city of Deir ez-Zor, which killed hundreds of civilians. This was announced by the General staff of the armed forces of Syria, his statement leads RIA Novosti.
According to the military, this proves the presence of militants in the chemical munitions.
April 4, unidentified airplanes dropped bombs on armed opposition-controlled city of Khan shaykhun in killing at least 58 people, including 11 children, and about 200 people were injured. The Syrian opposition and Western countries accuse the air force attack government troops, saying that they used chemical weapons. Three days later, the U.S. Navy attacked the air base, where, according to them, flew planes for the attack on Khan shaykhun.
In Damascus said that the army was not used and does not use such weapons on the battlefield. Meanwhile, the defense Ministry of Russia said that the Syrian air force struck blow to the arsenals of chemical munitions. The armed opposition in Khan Sheyhun and IG that control of Deir ez-Zor, feuding with each other.