Russia targets militants using 'CIA trained recruits'

October 1, 2015 11:54 AM

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Speaking to CNN about the Russian-led air strikes in Syria, Mr McCain said: "I can absolutely confirm to you that they were strikes against our Free Syrian Army recruits that have been armed and trained by the CIA because we have communications with people there."

He claims Russian forces targeted the US-backed rebel group, who are opponents of Russian ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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