Russia DESTROYS ISIS targets in air strike success as GROUND WAR erupts in Syria
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed 12 strikes had hit ISIS and “other terrorist groups”.
Russian aircraft began bombing sites in the war-torn country on Wednesday after Moscow approved air strikes aimed at degrading ISIS and propping up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
According to the Kremlin’s own analysis, its planes had only struck ISIS targets, with the command and communication centres completely destroyed.
Russian Su-25M and Su-25 jets made 20 sorties with more likely to follow in the coming days.
There were also reports Vladimir Putin, who this week signed a decree drafting 150,000 troops to the military, was preparing for soldiers to enter on the ground but this has been denied by Moscow.
Iran has brought in hundreds of heavily armed soldiers to Syria and are operating alongside fighters from Lebanon-based Islamist group Hezbollah.
One Lebanon source said: “The vanguard of Iranian ground forces began arriving in Syria – soldiers and officers specifically to participate in this battle.
“They are not advisers, we mean hundreds with equipment and weapons. They will be followed by more.”
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