US raids on Syria

September 28, 2014 7:51 AM

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US raids on Syria

As the campaign against Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria entered its first week, the US and its allies fired hundreds of missiles from warships and planes on sites belonging to the IS and other extremist organisations. The reaction to the strikes in Syria was mixed, with many Syrians voicing concerns over the scope and targets of the operation.

Although many Syrians consider the IS as much of an enemy as the regime of Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad, and have thus been supportive of the strikes against the hard-line group, many have had second thoughts once the operations began mostly because of the high rate of casualties among civilians...

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