Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Russia Launches Air Strikes In Syria

RT: Russian military forces start airstrikes in Syria - Ministry of Defense

The Russian Air Force has begun carrying out airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the country’s Defense Ministry said.

"In accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander of the Russian Armed Forces, Vladimir Putin, warplanes of the Russian Air Space Forces today [Wednesday] have started an aerial operation, involving pinpoint strikes on ground targets of Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] terrorists in Syria,” spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, said.

The Russia airstrikes are targeting military equipment, communication centers, vehicles, arms and fuel depots, belonging to IS terrorists, Konashenkov added.

WNU Editor: Russian President Putin is saying that these actions are only temporary .... Putin Says Russian Engagement in Syria 'Temporary' (Sputnik) .... but I do not see anything that is temporary about this.

More News On Russia Launching Air Strikes In Syria

Defense Ministry Confirms Russia Began Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria -- Sputnik
Russia launches air strikes in Syria -- Reuters
Russian jets join Syria war -- CBS/AP
Russia carries out first air strikes in Syria: US -- AFP
Syria crisis: Russia begins air strikes against Assad foes -- BBC
Russian Pilots Launch First Airstrikes in Syria, Officials Say
Russia begins conducting airstrikes in Syria, U.S. official says -- Washington Post
Russia launches first airstrikes against targets in Syria, says US -- Guardian
US Confirms Russian Airstrikes in Syria -- ABC News
Reports: Russia launches first airstrikes in Syria -- USA Today
Official: Russia conducts first airstrike in Syria -- CNN
Russia Begins Conducting Airstrikes In Syria, After Assad's Request -- NPR
Russia to Aid Assad in First Mideast Deployment Since 1980s -- Bloomberg
Only aviation support will be provided to regular Syrian army — Russian lawmaker -- TASS
Russian parliament unanimously approves use of military in Syria to fight ISIS -- RT
Putin wins parliamentary backing for airstrikes in Syria -- Reuters
Russian parliament authorises use of troops abroad -- Al Jazeera
Syria’s Assad welcomes Russian decision on sending troops -- Washington Post/AP
Syria's Assad wrote to Putin over military support: statement -- Reuters
Syria Confirms Requesting Military Aid From Russia -- Sputnik
Russia's Expanded Role in the Syrian Conflict -- Krishnadev Calumur, The Atlantic

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