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Russia: US 'Main Obstacle to Completing Annihilation of Islamic State in Syria'

Russia: US 'Main Obstacle to Completing Annihilation of Islamic State in Syria'

The United Nations also slammed the renewed fighting, noting that hospitals, schools and people fleeing violence have been "targeted by direct airstrikes".

Russia's Ministry of Defense is accusing the US of being the last big hurdle in the way of destroying the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Syria, after repeatedly alleging Washington is shielding the group it claims to be fighting.

More terrorists were reported killed as the army units engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL groups, backed by intensive strikes on ISIL positions, in the villages of Khsham, Hatla Fouqani, al-Husseniyeh, Saalo, Islah al-Tibeh, al-Bouleil, and al-Salehiyeh as well as in the cities of Mohassan and al-Mayadin and the neighborhoods of al-Jbeileh, Kanamat, al-Ardi, and Khassarat.

A view of Raqqa's National Hospital, the last stronghold of the Islamic State militants in Raqqa, Syria, on Saturday.

"My colleagues report harrowing stories, like a family of 13 who fled Deir Ezzor only to lose ten of its members to airstrikes and explosive devices along the way", said the head of ICRC's delegation in Syria, Marianne Gasser.

The Red Cross also reported as many as ten hospitals have been damaged due to the airstrikes cutting thousands of people off from access to basic healthcare needs.

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The ICRC voiced alarm that violence was occurring in numerous "de-escalation" areas including Idlib, rural Hama and eastern Ghouta.

The ICRC says the recent escalation of fighting in Syria is resulting in the worst and most intense levels of violence since the battle for Eastern Aleppo in 2016.

Syria's six-year-old civil war pits President Bashar al-Assad's government supported by Russian Federation and Iran against a myriad number of rebel factions, some Western-backed, and Islamist militant groups.

People search for survivors in the rubble after an airstrike in Armanaz, a rural area of Idlib Province, northern Syria, 30 September 2017.

Russian Federation has accused the USA of assisting ISIS.

"The point here is not to point fingers", Mardini said, declining to identify suspected perpetrators of deadly strikes. "This is absolutely critical today".


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