Russia launches first airstrike to Syria

Russia has carried out its first air strike in Syria, as confirmed by the Russian Defense Ministry. The upper house of Russia’s parliament approved on Wednesday the use of the Air Force in Syria.

It is reported that the decision to study the use of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria was taken after Syrian President Bashar Assad requested military to Moscow aid to fight against terrorists. Russia does not envisage the possibility of carrying out ground operations in that country.

Although the United States is promoting a different coalition in the field, Moscow believes that only his intervention will be legal.

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