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Russian airstrikes in Syria are killing civilians, and the US and its allies are on it:
“We express our deep concern with regard to the Russian military build-up in Syria and especially the attacks by the Russian Air Force,” said a joint statement from Britain, France, Germany, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States, which was released by Ankara.
“These military actions constitute a further escalation and will only fuel more extremism and radicalisation,” said the coalition, which also includes Canada.
“We call on the Russian Federation to immediately cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians,” added the statement, which was published on the websites of foreign ministries in Turkey, Germany and France.
Good for the US and Saudi Arabia, et al. Outside military interventions that deal out civilian carnage with impunity are morally vile and toxic to any hopes of reducing tensions and ending the wars that brought them on in the first place. They should be utterly condemned.
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