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General News    H3'ed 12/10/15

Did Members of the US-Led Coalition Carry Out an Air Strike to Help ISIS? Russia Implies They Did

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On both sides of the border between Syria and Iraq there are now 35.000 Squaremiles 'Islamic State'
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 author of The View from Moscow: Understanding Russia and U.S.-Russia Relations available in e-book and print. She has traveled throughout western Russia since 2015 and has written several articles based on her conversations and interviews with a cross-section of Russians. She blogs at  (more...)
 

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