A still image taken from a video uploaded by the Syrian Army on May 13, 2017 shows smoke rising from Qaboun, on the edge of the capital Damascus, Syria. SYRIAN ARMY HANDOUT via Reuters TV
Reuters: Russia says tells U.S. not to strike Syrian pro-government forces again
Russia said on Saturday it had told the United States it was unacceptable for Washington to strike pro-government forces in Syria after the U.S. military carried out an air strike on pro-Assad militia last month.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov relayed the message to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call on Saturday initiated by the U.S. side, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
U.S. officials told Reuters last month that the U.S. military carried out the air strike against militia supported by the government of President Bashar al-Assad which it said posed a threat to U.S. forces and U.S.-backed Syrian fighters in the country's south.
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Update #1: Russia warns US about another strike against pro-government forces in Syria (Washington Examiner)
Update #2: Russia advises US to use ‘better discretion’ in planning airstrikes in Syria (TASS).
WNU Editor: The Kremlin is not optimistic that Washington is going to listen .... Al-Tanf Standoff: US Coalition Risks 'Open Confrontation With Syria, Iran' (Sputnik).