Putin move backfires as airstrikes 'help IS'

October 12, 2015 6:36 AM

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Putin move backfires as airstrikes 'help IS'

Russian airstrikes are actually helping Islamic State in Syria as they have also targeted moderate opposition groups holding back the jihadist advance, according to military experts.

IS militants have reached the outskirts of Syria's second city Aleppo as US and European military experts warn that Russia's declared campaign to tackle the extremist group is backfiring.

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