Russia accuses US-led coalition of 'war crimes' in Iraq

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Moscow (AFP)

The Russian defence ministry on Saturday accused the US-led coalition fighting jihadists in Iraq of committing war crimes, a day after an air raid killed 15 women at a shrine near the city of Kirkuk.

"We have observed several times that these deadly strikes... which have all the hallmarks of war crimes, have practically become a daily routine by the international coalition's warplanes," ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.