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Obama: Missile left rebel turf

He also cites Russia fault in loss of jet

Posted: July 19, 2014 at 3:02 a.m.

Ukrainian coal miners help search the area Friday near the village of Rozsypne in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysia Airlines jetliner went down Thursday.

President Barack Obama said Friday that the United States believed that the Malaysia Airlines jetliner felled over eastern Ukraine had been shot down by a surface-to-air missile from an area inside Ukraine controlled by Russian-backed separatists. He demanded a prompt international inquiry as signs emerged that separatists were impeding an assessment of the crash site by outside monitors.

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A team of monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe talk with a pro-Russia militiaman at the scen... (By: DMITRY LOVETSKY) (Credit: AP)

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