Syria War: Russia Insists Its Warplanes Are Bombing ISIS Targets

October 1, 2015 10:28 AM

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Russia on Thursday defended its airstrikes in Syria amid mounting questions over their targets, insisting that Moscow's planes had struck ISIS installations.

U.S. officials have questioned whether Russia's decision to mount airstrikes on Wednesday — in the name of defeating ISIS — were genuinely targeting ISIS or instead a cover to shore up Syrian President Bashar Assad by striking anti-government rebel groups.

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