Alliance faces 'conflict, instability', says NATO chief

October 8, 2015 7:55 AM

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Alliance faces 'conflict, instability', says NATO chief

BRUSSELS - NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said alliance defence ministers on Thursday will consider the implications for NATO's own security of the "troubling escalation of Russian military activities" in Syria.

On Wednesday, Russian warships fired cruise missiles in the first combined air-and-ground assault with Syrian government troops since Moscow began its military campaign in the country last week.

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