Russian president Vladimir Putin on Wednesday secured parliament’s unanimous backing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, paving the way for imminent Russian military intervention in its closest Middle East ally.
Russia has already sent military experts to a recently established centre in Baghdad that is coordinating air strikes and ground troops in Syria, a Russian official told Reuters on Wednesday.
The Russian defence ministry said the centre is used to share information on possible air strikes in Syria.
Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, declined to say when Russian air strikes would begin or whether they had already occurred. But Russia …read more
Source: New Age