Russia begins airstrikes in support of Syrian army

September 30, 2015 12:48 PM

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Russia has started to launch airstrikes in Syria, according to a US defence official.

The move follows a unanimous vote by Russian lawmakers to allow President Vladimir Putin to order airstrikes in Syria, where Russia has deployed fighter jets and other weapons in recent weeks.

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