Russia begins conducting airstrikes in Syria, U.S. official says

September 30, 2015 12:48 PM

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Russia begins conducting airstrikes in Syria, U.S. official says

MOSCOW — Russian warplanes launched airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, a U.S. official said, after Russia’s parliament granted President Vladi­mir Putin authorization to use military force in the multi-layered conflict.

A U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss Russian operations, told The Washington Post that Russia began conducting airstrikes in Syria. It was not immediately clear whether it was one airstrike or multiple sorties, the official said.

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