Obama Says U.S. Knew Russian Military Planned to Intervene in Syria

October 12, 2015 12:04 AM

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Obama Says U.S. Knew Russian Military Planned to Intervene in Syria

The United States had "pretty good intelligence" that Russia intended to intervene militarily in Syria before President Barack Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

Russia says the airstrikes are part of a campaign to wipe out ISIS, but U.S. officials have accused Putin of using them to prop up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom the United States is seeking to oust. Some critics, including several Republican presidential candidates, have suggested that the ...

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