Oct 17, 2015

Russia's aim in Syria is defeat of Islamic State, not prop up Assad: Russian PM | TODAYonline

MOSCOW - The aim of Russia's military operation in Syria is not to keep President Bashar al-Assad in power but to defeat Islamic State militants, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday. Russia began air strikes in Syria in late September, in a move which Moscow says is weakening Islamic State militants but which Western powers say aims to support Assad. Some of Russia's air...

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