United Nations U.N Security Council to meet on U.S-led Syria strikes - diplomats

Russia and a war monitoring group said coalition jets bombed a Syrian army position near Deir al-Zor airport on Saturday, killing dozens of Syrian soldiers.

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The United Nations Security Council is likely to meet on Saturday, September 17, at the request of Russia.

Diplomats said discussion at the meeting will border on air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition in Syria, which Moscow said had targeted and killed Syrian military personnel.

Russia and a war monitoring group said coalition jets bombed a Syrian army position near Deir al-Zor airport on Saturday, killing dozens of Syrian soldiers. 

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