With Russian Federation already bombing what it says are “terrorist” positions in Syria, Abadi told France 24 in an interview recorded Wednesday: ‘It is a possibility.
Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain spoke on Thursday, claiming Russia’s military had attacked CIA-backed groups hostile to Assad.
The Turkey-based opposition Syrian National Coalition said the strikes killed at least 40 people and “reinforce the belief that Moscow has become a partner to the Assad regime in committing war crimes and crimes against humanity”.
Warren said he did not want to get into what targets Russian Federation is hitting but said, “Where they struck yesterday, we don’t believe there were any ISIL there”.
While Moscow gave no specific locations Mr Orlov said the targets were installations for Islamic State and the Nusra Front, al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria, “two terrorist organisations recognized as such”.
The Russian minister did not respond directly to a question asking specifically whether or not Russia is targeting opposition groups supported by the U.S.-led coalition.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks as he heads a meeting of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights at the Alexadrovsky Hall in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, October 1, 2015.
Hassan Haj Ali, of the Liwa Suqour al-Jabal group, told Reuters news agency that the Russian jets were identified by former Syrian air force pilots who are now members of his group.
Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov said in televised comments that Russian aircraft damaged or destroyed 12 targets in Syria belonging to the Islamic State group including a command center and two ammunition depots.
The US and Russian militaries will hold talks at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) on Thursday via secure video conference to seek ways to keep their militaries apart as they wage parallel campaigns of airstrikes in Syria, a USA defense official said.
Russian warplanes unleashed a new wave of strikes against opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today, as Moscow and Washington prepared for urgent talks to avoid confrontation between their forces. “I’m convinced that not only airborne should be used there, but also infantry, because the faster we finish off ISIS, the more peacefully we’ll live across the territory of global community”, said Kadyrov. The claim could not be independently verified.
It basically all boils down to the fact that Russian Federation strongly supports Assad, and they say that he has to be part of any solution in Syria.