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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MAP Russians claim their strikes are targeting the terror group ISIS, hitting Free Syrian Army (FSA) instead

The Western-backed Free Syrian Army told that it had been bombed by Russian forces.

The Russians claim their strikes are targeting the terror group ISIS. 
But their planes have actually been hitting places that are far from the areas ISIS controls, Reuters reports. The commander of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), a rebel group that opposes Syrian president Bashar Assad, whom Russia supports, told Reuters that Russia hit FSA fighters in areas with "no presence of ISIS at all." While the area Russia hit on Wednesday likely had some jihadist elements, the air strikes didn't target ISIS strongholds.
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Russian govt spokesman says most of Free Syrian Army has joined & airstrikes will continue for as long as army offensive lasts

Russia claims to be attacking IS... but it seems likely they are hitting US/UK backed Free Syrian Army positions.

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