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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Iraq Raids Slammed

MOSCOW -- Russia on Tuesday renewed its criticism of recent U.S. and British airstrikes against Iraq, particularly the bombings of Iraq's main oil exports pipeline.

"These acts, unlawful by nature, are even more unacceptable as civil population suffers and civil infrastructure is damaged as their result," a Foreign Ministry statement said.

It said the bombings of the key crude exports route last week and on Sunday, as Baghdad claims, posed a threat to the entire UN-backed oil-for-food program and could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe in Iraq.