On both sides of the border between Syria and Iraq there are now 35.000 Squaremiles 'Islamic State'
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The Russians say that in addition to the US aircraft, 2 pairs of aircraft - ie. 4 aircraft in total - from 2 other countries that are also members of the US led coalition were also flying at the time of the air strike over Deir az-Zor, Syria. The Russians have not actually said it was these aircraft that carried out the air strike. But they have pointed out that the US has failed to admit to the presence of these aircraft. They are asking why? It is difficult to believe that the Russians do not think that it was these aircraft that carried out the air strike. Inevitably, that begs the question of whether the aircraft that carried out the air strike were providing air support to the fighters of the Islamic State.
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Natylie Baldwin is co-author of Ukraine: Zbig's Grand Chessboard & How the West Was Checkmated, available from Tayen Lane Publishing. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in various publications including Sun Monthly, Dissident Voice, (more...)