Areas held by the US-backed Free Syrian Army have reportedly been hit by Russian strikes.–AP photo
US president Barack Obama has said the Russian bombing campaign in Syria in support of president Bashar al-Assad is driving moderate opposition underground and ‘only strengthening’ Islamic State.
Obama said he rejected the Russian assertion that all armed opponents of the ‘brutal’ Assad were terrorists.
Moscow insists its air strikes – which began on Wednesday – are targeting IS.
But the Syrian opposition and others have suggested non-IS rebels are bearing the brunt of Russian attacks.
Russia said its aircraft had hit IS command centres, arms depots and military …read more
Source: New Age