Syria warns US coalition over 'escalation', tells it to stop strikes

By REUTERS
June 7, 2017 16:43
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BEIRUT - Syria's foreign ministry on Wednesday warned a US-led military coalition of the "dangers of escalation" and demanded that it stop carrying out air strikes against pro-Damascus forces, state television reported.

It called the coalition illegitimate and said its actions only served to strengthen Islamic State. It did not elaborate or issue a specific threat.

The statement came hours after a military alliance fighting in support of Damascus threatened to hit US positions in Syria - a response to US air strikes on pro-Syrian government forces on Tuesday.



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