​Russia summons Belgian ambassador over alleged airstrikes on Syrian civilians

MOSCOW, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) — TheRussian Foreign Ministry on Friday summoned the Belgian ambassador to Moscow over the alleged airstrikes by Belgian warplanes that killed six civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

The Russian side showed the ambassador evidence of the involvement of Belgian planes in the deadly attacks, the ministry said in a statement.
The Russian military said Tuesday that two F-16 fighter jets of the Belgian air force were detected in an attack against the village of Hassajek near Aleppo, which left six Syrian civilians dead and at least four wounded.
The Belgian Defense Ministry formally denied the accusation, saying that the country’s F-16 fighters did not perform flights over the mentioned area during the strike.
The Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday that it would unveil the flight route details of the fighter jets. Moscow said it has been expecting an explanation from the U.S.-led anti-terror coalition for the incident.

Source: xinhuanet.com


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