Russia bombs Syria for third day, mainly avoiding Islamic State

October 2, 2015 11:41 AM

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MOSCOW/BEIRUT Russia bombed Syria for a third day on Friday, mainly hitting areas held by rival insurgent groups rather than the Islamic State fighters it said it was targeting.

Washington, which is leading its own air campaign against Islamic State, says Moscow has been using its campaign as a pretext to hit other groups opposed to Russia's ally, President Bashar al-Assad.

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