Britain: Only 5 Percent of Russian Airstrikes Targeting IS

October 3, 2015 9:09 AM

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Britain: Only 5 Percent of Russian Airstrikes Targeting IS

Only 5 percent of Russia's airstrikes in Syria have targeted Islamic State extremists, Britain's defense chief said Saturday, as Moscow's four-day-old aerial bombing campaign continues despite Western concerns.

In an interview with the Sun newspaper, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said most of the Russian bombs have instead targeted other Syrian rebel groups, including the Western-backed Free Syrian Army, and were killing civilians.

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