Russia blames US for carpet-bombing in Raqqa

ANI | Updated: Oct 15, 2017 07:32 IST

Moscow [Russia] Oct. 15 (ANI): Russian Defense Minister Major Gen Igor Konashenkov accused United States of conducting the so-called carpet-bombing of residential areas in Syria's Raqqa.

"Carpet bombing of residential areas accommodated by civilians, which the United States and [the US-led] coalition carried out, along with deliberate destruction of all natural water sources in Raqqa have brought about nothing but several thousand victims among the 'liberated' population and vivid examples of that military operation's faulty planning," Konashenkov said, reported New Agency Tass.

Konashenkov asserted that US actions are a sign of 'deadlocK' in the US-led coalition command and a sharp contrast to the victorious offensive of Syrian government forces near al-Mayadin.

Earlier, Syria took over the town of al-Mayadin from combatants of the Islamic State terrorist group. (ANI)