Russia accuses U.S.-led coalition of ‘war crimes’ in Iraq

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October 22, 2016

The Russian defence ministry on Saturday accused the US-led coalition fighting jihadists in Iraq of committing war cries, a day after an air raid killed 15 women at a shrine near the city of Kirkuk.

Spokesman for the Russian Defence Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov

October 22, 2016

The Russian defence ministry on Saturday accused the US-led coalition fighting jihadists in Iraq of committing war cries, a day after an air raid killed 15 women at a shrine near the city of Kirkuk.

Spokesman for the Russian Defence Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov

"We have observed several times that these deadly strikes… which have all the hallmarks of war crimes, have practically become a daily routine by the international coalition's warplanes," ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

"Far too often, weddings, funeral processions, hospital, police posts and humanitarian convoys are targeted by the coalition," he added.

The statement came after French President Francois Hollande accused Russia of committing war crimes in Syria, where its warplanes are carrying out air strikes in support of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.


Courtesy: AFP