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Russia accuses US-led coalition strike of killing 6 in Syria

  • Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military's General Staff speaks to the media, with a map of the area around Aleppo seen in the background, at the Russian Defense Ministry's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Rudskoi was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying Monday that Russian and Syrian forces will halt their fighting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 in order to allow civilians and rebels safe passage out of the city as well as for the evacuation of the sick and wounded.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military's General Staff speaks to the media, with a map of the area around Aleppo seen in the background, at the Russian Defense Ministry's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Rudskoi was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying Monday that Russian and Syrian forces will halt their fighting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 in order to allow civilians and rebels safe passage out of the city as well as for the evacuation of the sick and wounded.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Syrian girl sitting on her belongings prepares to leave with other families and gunmen the government-besieged Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2016. A Syrian negotiator says 38 buses carrying nearly 2,000 people, including 700 gunmen, have been evacuated from a government-besieged Damascus suburb following a deal to empty it of rebels. (AP Photo)

    A Syrian girl sitting on her belongings prepares to leave with other families and gunmen the government-besieged Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2016. A Syrian negotiator says 38 buses carrying nearly 2,000 people, including 700 gunmen, have been evacuated from a government-besieged Damascus suburb following a deal to empty it of rebels. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syrian civilians and anti-Syrian government fighters gather as they prepare to leave the government-besieged Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2016. A Syrian negotiator says 38 buses carrying nearly 2,000 people, including 700 gunmen, have been evacuated from a government-besieged Damascus suburb following a deal to empty it of rebels. (AP Photo)

    Syrian civilians and anti-Syrian government fighters gather as they prepare to leave the government-besieged Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2016. A Syrian negotiator says 38 buses carrying nearly 2,000 people, including 700 gunmen, have been evacuated from a government-besieged Damascus suburb following a deal to empty it of rebels. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Russia's military says a U.S.-led coalition airstrike on a Syrian village in the province of Aleppo has killed six civilians.

The military's Reconciliation Center in Syria says Tuesday's strike on the village of Hassajek also wounded four people and destroyed two houses.

The center says Russian military surveillance means spotted two Belgian F-16 fighter jets over the area at the time of the strike. It noted that Russian and Syrian warplanes weren't flying over the area Tuesday.

Russia's Tass news agency reported from Brussels that the Belgian defense minister denied Belgian aircraft had struck the area.

Russia announced that Russian and Syrian warplanes halted their airstrikes on the besieged city of Aleppo, in preparation for a temporary pause in the military push that Moscow has announced for Thursday.