CNN: Syria ceasefire under threat after US-led strikes kill regime troops, Russia says
(CNN)Russia says US-led coalition airstrikes that mistakenly killed dozens of Syrian troops on Saturday -- prompting a diplomatic firestorm -- could jeopardize a fragile ceasefire.
The strikes near Deir Ezzor Airport -- which the US says were intended to target ISIS but instead killed 62 Syrian soldiers, according to the Russian military -- sparked a furious row between the US and Russian ambassadors to the United Nations outside an emergency Security Council meeting.
The US has expressed regret for the strikes, while Australia, which says its planes were among a number of international aircraft involved in the operation, expressed condolences to the victims' families.
Russia said Sunday that the blunder could place the delicate Syrian truce, in place for less than a week, under threat.
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More News On The War Of Words Between Russia And The U.S. Over Saturday's Bombing That Killed 80 Syrian Soldiers
US strike on Syrian Army borders between negligence & assisting ISIS - Moscow -- RT
Moscow slams US for bombing Syrian army -- DW
Russia accuses US of bombing Syrian troops and risking ceasefire -- The Guardian
Syria conflict: US air attack endangers truce - Russia -- BBC
US air raid on 'Syrian army post' sparks Russia tension -- Al Jazeera
U.S.-led forces strike Syrian troops, prompting emergency U.N. meeting -- Reuters
Coalition Misfire Threatens to Upend Syria Truce -- WSJ
What Now for Syria? -- Jamie Dettmer, VOA