Russia targeting ‘list’ of Syria militants, not just Islamic State

October 1, 2015 11:54 AM

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Russia says its warplanes in Syria were hitting at the extremists targeted by the U.S., as well as by the Syrian armed forces.

MOSCOW—Reacting to criticism that it is targeting opponents of the Syrian government, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia’s airstrikes in Syria are targeting not only Islamic State militants but also other groups.

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