Pentagon voices 'strong concerns' to Russia over strikes on US-backed Syria rebels

Moscow in September launched a bombing campaign in Syria to support long-time ally Bashar al-Assad, and the West has accused Russian forces of targeting the opposition with air strikesThe Pentagon voiced “strong concerns” over Moscow’s bombing of US-backed forces in southern Syria, a spokesman said on Saturday. US military officials holding a video conference with Russia “expressed strong concerns about the attack on the coalition-supported counter-ISIL forces at the Al-Tanaf garrison, which included forces that are participants in the cessation of hostilities in Syria,” said Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook after the talks.

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