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Syria urged to say Turkey attack accident

2012-10-04 12:04

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged Syria on Thursday to state publicly that a mortar bomb attack on the Turkish border was accidental and would not be repeated, RIA Novosti news agency said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry also called for restraint after the attack in which five Turkish civilians were killed on Wednesday.

"Through our ambassador to Syria, we have spoken to the Syrian authorities who assured us ... that what happened at the border with Turkey was a tragic accident, and that it will not happen again," RIA quoted Lavrov as saying during a visit to Islamabad.

"We think it is of fundamental importance for Damascus to state that officially," he said.

Comments
  • richard.bosmano - 2012-10-04 12:26

    Say sorry or else the party (assads blood drinking fest) ends. Russian money and weapons talk

  • heiku.staude - 2012-10-04 12:48

    Ag dinge lyk nie te sleg hier in Suid Afrika as jy hierdie buitelandse stories dophou nie.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-10-04 12:59

      Go to the local threads!

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-10-04 12:59

    Accidental bombings are a daily occurence in Nato missions in places like Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Turkey should be able to understand this! Lavrov is a master at geopolitical chess and never forget that Chess is the Russian national game.

      magnus.j.vanvuuren - 2012-10-04 13:28

      Dear Fidel why do you impose yourself so on everybody this is a public service and if someone wants to leave a comment in afrikaans why cant you just let him be

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-10-04 15:16

      I did no such thing, merely a suggestion for someone who wants to discuss local issues? I love Afrikaans!

  • magnus.j.vanvuuren - 2012-10-04 13:33

    well someone needs to teach the Syrian army how to aim there mortars (if this was a accident) First the military jet shot down and now this would Love to hear what Mr fidel has to say

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