From Washington once heard accusations against Russia: that from air force strikes killed civilians. Damage from their own actions, the United States refuse to recognize using any excuse to move the arrow. Meanwhile, the number of raids the us-led coalition in a peaceful village in the tens, the victims of their actions women and children by the hundreds.
The coalition headed by the US is necessary “is often to look in the mirror”, said Russia’s permanent representative at the world organization Vitaly Churkin, speaking at a meeting of the security Council. “Unfortunately, some Board members sometimes lead the discussion incorrectly or, bluntly, dishonest. Dragging in the Security Council any provocative insinuations in regard to the work of the Russian Military space forces, and of their unjustifiable actions are silent”, – he stressed.
“All the accusations against Russia, including in the use of incendiary bombs in Syria – part of information war”
We will remind, the UN security Council held a meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria. During the meeting, the delegation of the USA, the UK and Ukraine laid on Russia responsible for the deaths of civilians in Syria. So, the British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft cited data non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch, according to which Russian planes in the course of operations used incendiary bombs. “We call on Russia to stop the use of these weapons during the air campaign,” he said.
Vitaly Churkin responded by a call to pay attention to facts, not empty statements, and recalled caused by members of the coalition of dozens of attacks on residential neighborhoods in the area of the Syrian city of Manbij, which has caused the death of more than one hundred civilians.
“The coalition refuses to accept responsibility”
19 July bombed a Syrian village near Tohar Manuja, the TV station Al Jazeera reported the death of over 80 people. The day before the attack, the coalition air force on Manbij and its suburbs killed more than 20 civilians, the Agency added. In response, the representative of the state Department Brett Mcgurk said that “initial Declaration” on civilian casualties came from one of the promotional web-sites of IG* confirmation of this information from USA no.
Meanwhile, the deaths of civilians under Managem confirmed a Sky News Arabia, adding that the RAID on a Syrian village killed more than 100 people. According to the Damascus bombing killed more than 120 people, including women and children, told TASS. Earlier, the international human rights organization Amnesty International also reiterated that the air strikes inflicted allegedly by coalition forces in the territory Manuja, killing over a hundred civilians.
The true number of victims is difficult to confirm officially. According to media reports, whole families were buried under the ruins, when air strikes had razed their mud-brick houses, explained in the organization.
“During shelling of the village al-Tujar, apparently, killed the greatest number of civilians since the deployment of coalition operations in Syria,” – said acting Deputy Director regional programs of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Magdalena Mughrabi. She added that in most cases, when it was about credible reports of casualties among the civilian population, the coalition refused to accept responsibility.
“International law requires to prevent a senseless death”
“International humanitarian law requires that all warring parties did not allow the senseless death of civilians. Even if coalition forces were confident that around al-Tahara are the fighters of the armed group calling itself the “Islamic state*, they were obliged to take all necessary precautions and find out whether there is other persons to avoid or at least minimize civilian casualties,” – said Magdalena Mughrabi.
Besides the fact that the strength of the American coalition has not taken any of the measures “assistance to the civilian population. The only case of the exit of civilians from Manuja July 19, accompanied by incident with applying aviation blow to the colony of refugees, injuring about 200 people,” – said at a meeting of the security Council, Vitaly Churkin.
Meanwhile, prudent and careful actions of the coalition led by the US did not become. On July 29, as a result of another air force RAID killed 45 civilians in the village of El Gandara in the North of Syria, reported SANA news Agency. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the SAR, sent a letter to the UN Secretary General ban Ki-moon and the Security Council with a demand to “immediately stop airstrikes of the so-called international coalition in Syria.”
In early August, Deputy permanent representative of Russia to the UN Eugene zagajnov stated: “Only in recent days and weeks in Syria as a result of airstrikes of the US-led coalition killed dozens of civilians, including women and children… the Modern barbarism can be called when children become targets of deliberate attacks”, – he stressed and added that “serious concern are the destruction of schools, hospitals, and other civilian infrastructure,” – said the diplomat. Thus the permanent representative of Syria to the UN Bashar ja’afari did not exclude that attacks could become revenge for the recent terrorist attack in nice.
“Destroyed “American peace doves”
At a meeting of the UN security Council, ja’afari added that the damage to one oil and gas facilities in Syria “as a result of attacks by the international coalition is at least 2 billion (dollars)”.
The stated aim of the coalition against terrorist group “Islamic state”, but “it was formed without approval from the UN and the Syrian government,” ja’afari recalled. “She began to strike at innocent civilians in Syria, and infrastructure such as roads, bridges, factories, schools and hospitals,” he stated.
Jaafari also reminded the members of the UN security Council about the bombing of a thermal power plant near Aleppo in October last year, the damage from which is estimated at 1.2 billion euros. “The plant was destroyed “American doves of peace” in one air strike” – said the envoy to the RAA.
In addition, the permanent representative of the SAR also drew attention to the information that French intelligence and personally ex-foreign Minister Laurent Fabius involved in chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of East ghouta in August 2013, followed by the adoption of a resolution on destruction of Syrian chemical weapons. The permanent representative of ATS referred to the book “the Roads of Damascus” (Les Chemins de Damas) by French journalists Georges Malbrunot and Christian chenault, alleging that the chemical attack in Eastern ghouta was committed to prevent the UN to investigate the rebels had used sarin in Khan al-ASAL.
The attack on the “Doctors without borders”
The attacks of the coalition under the auspices of the United States raised questions in the past. In February of this year on Severo-the West of Syria were destroyed by the hospital of the international organization “Doctors without borders”. Seven people died (five patients, the nurse and the security guard of the hospital, eight doctors were missing.
The organization said that bloom are troops loyal to the Assad regime, and Western media accused Russia. However, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad said: “as for the hospital, which was destroyed, in fact it was destroyed by the U.S. air force. The Russian aerospace defence forces have nothing to do with it” – quoted Ambassador “Interfax”. Haddad stressed that air strikes on the hospital, “Doctors without borders” in Syria have caused it the coalition of US, and talk about it with intelligence.
In August 2015 the Supervisory organization Airwars engaged in the collection and analysis of data on international strikes on militant positions IG also said that in 2014, a result, more than 57 attacks on international coalition have killed at least 450 civilians. 10 cases the coalition has been investigated, however, acknowledged the death of only two people.
In December last year the Supervisory Board for human rights in Syria, based in London, said that the aircraft of the international coalition led by the U.S. bombed the village of al-Khan in the North-East of Syria, in which 26 people died, including seven children and four women, gave “Interfax”. The Supervisory Board indicated that the militants were located exclusively on the outskirts of the village, however, the coalition bombed an air RAID the entire village.
The accusations against Russia is part of the information war
Deputy Chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the State Duma Leonid Kalashnikov recalled that the practice of imposing sweeping accusations against Russia and its allies the traditional Western.
“Remember how the States at the time, indiscriminately, without any evidence, accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons. Damascus then blamed on the Syrian opposition, but the West unanimously, without understanding, blamed supporters of Assad, but to establish the truth, had a long and thorough investigation,” the MP told the newspaper VIEW.
Kalashnikov is also a reminder of the story of the downed over Ukraine Boeing MH-17. “Then was immediately introduced sanctions against several Russian politicians, including me. It’s been two years, and is still the real culprit behind the plane crash never installed. The Western approach to accusations against Russia over the years has not changed. All the accusations against Russia, including in the use of incendiary bombs in Syria – part of information war”,- he explained.
According to Kalashnikov, Russia must respond by contribuinte, including, voice already proven facts of strikes by the coalition led by the United States, on a peaceful Syrian citizens and infrastructure. “I would like to mention that the reports about the strikes of the US-led coalition against the civilian population and civilian targets in Syria appeared not only in our or the Syrian media, but also in the West. But in the US prefer not to notice”, – said the Deputy.
* Organization in respect of which the court accepted entered into legal force decision on liquidation or ban the activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law “On countering extremist activity”