Moscow Slams “Illegal US Presence In Syria” Following Pentagon’s “Defensive” Airstrikes

Zero Hedge | Feb. 9, 2018

Moscow lashed out at the US this morning, after the US-led coalition in Syria carried out several “defensive” airstrikes against Syrian forces allied with President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province – purportedly in retaliation for what the coalition said was an “unprovoked” attack on the US-backed left-wing rebel group.

In response, during a closed door meeting of the UN Security Council in New York, Russian UN ambassador Vasily Nebenzya reminded his colleagues that the US presence in Syria is “actually illegal.” “Nobody invited them there,” Nebenzya stated, emphasizing that the coalition’s actions were jeopardizing the region’s hard-fought stability.

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