Report: Putin gets OK to launch airstrikes in Syria

September 30, 2015 8:21 AM

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Russia's parliament granted President Vladimir Putin permission to launch airstrikes in Syria, Russian media reported Wednesday.

Sergey Ivanov, the Kremlin's chief of staff, told journalists that Putin was granted permission to use armed forces outside the country by the Federation Council — the upper house of the Russian parliament — the TASS news agency reported.

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