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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia Slams Airstrikes

MOSCOW -- Russia on Friday strongly condemned U.S. airstrikes against Iraq and said the introduction of "no-fly" zones by the Western allies after the 1991 Gulf War was illegal.

A Foreign Ministry statement also accused unspecified forces of trying to provoke unrest in southern and northern Iraq and of threatening the territorial integrity of the country.

An Air Force F-15E bombed an Iraqi anti-aircraft artillery site Friday after being fired upon, a U.S. military official said.

The attack in the northern "no-fly'' zone occurred about 1:30 p.m. Iraqi time north of the city of Mosul, which is 400 kilometers north of Baghdad.