FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2015, file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, in Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow. Face-to-face for the first time in nearly a year, President Barack Obama and Putin on Monday, Sept. 28, will confront rising tensions over Moscow’s military engagement in Syria, as well as the stubborn crisis in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File) (The Associated Press)
Russia's defense ministry says its jets are carrying out airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Syria.
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