He said that Russia’s intervention had further “complicated” the crisis, while suggesting that Britain should extend its own bombing campaign – now only operational against IS in Iraq – to Syria.
In a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande on Friday, Hollande also said he had reminded his Russian counterpart that airstrikes should “only hit” Islamic State militants.
Senior defense officials from Israel and Russian Federation are scheduled to meet Tuesday in Tel Aviv to address the coordination between the two militaries in the region, the Israel Defense Forces said Thursday.
The Observatory said at least 12 IS jihadists were killed in the Raqa attack on Thursday. Cameron lost a parliamentary vote on the use of force in Syria in 2013. “Who fought against extremism”, said Khaled Khoja, head of the National Coalition, in an interview.
However, Syrian activist Khdaier Khushfa in Homs told CNN via Skype that 17 civilians had been killed in Talbiseh and 11 others in Zafaraniya by the Russian airstrikes Wednesday, and 46 people had been critically wounded.
Syria and the U.S.-backed coalition against ISIS also have continued strikes.
The Russian Defence Ministry said its Sukhoi-34, Sukhoi-24M and Sukhoi-25 warplanes had flown 18 sorties hitting targets that included a command post and a communications centre in the province of Aleppo, a militant field camp in Idlib and a command post in Hama.
The Syria campaign comes at a low point in Russia’s relations with the West, a year after the United States and European Union imposed financial sanctions on Moscow for annexing territory from Ukraine.
Following Parliament’s defeat of his attempt to intervene in the country’s civil war in 2013, he said that any future military action would only be carried out with the backing of MPs.
And with every passing day, the worldwide community raises alarms over Moscow’s intentions.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose country has equipped Syria’s armed opposition with weapons and is hosting more than a million Syrian refugees, criticized Russia’s apparent military support of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
An underground bunker with a warehouse of explosives and ammunition was also destroyed during the strikes, it said.
Obama’s comments came during a White House press conference in which he named John King to run the Education Department when Arne Duncan retires in December.
The Pentagon says USA and Russian militaries will hold another teleconference in the coming days on ways they can avoid firing on each other in Syria. Moscow told the US aircraft battling ISIS in Homs to leave Syrian airspace.