Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Syria crisis: Putin's jets are targeting non-ISIS positions

Russian Su-24 fighter-bomber (file photo)Russia begins air strikes against ISIS in Syria
The areas blitzed by Putin are controlled by an array of rebel groups including those operating under the banner of the Free Syrian Army who are backed by the U.S-led coalition, according to activists, locals and rebels. But none of the sources named the Islamic State as one of the groups operating in the areas hit. A U.S. official also earlier said the Russian air strikes so far did not appear to be targeting ISIS-held territory. The reports came as video emerged that claimed to show Russian fighter jets bombing targets in the province of Hama, which is controlled by moderate rebels and not the Islamic State, while pictures showed the aftermath of an attack on the town of Talbisseh (bottom) in Homs.(mailonline)

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