Russian Air Force to join fight in Syria

03:20 PM | 30 Sep, 2015
Russian Air Force to join fight in Syria
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MOSCOW (Web Desk) - Russian parliament on Wednesday granted permission to President Vladimir Putin to deploy air force to Syria in a bid to support Syrian President Bashar al-Asad.

The Federation Council unanimously backed Putin's call to send in air troops to Syria to fight Islamic State (ISIS) associated militant groups.

According to a statement he operation’s primary goal is to exclusively air support the Syrian armed forces in their fight against IS and other groups challenging Bashar Al-Asad in the region.