Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Russia carries out first Syria airstrikes near Homs

MOSCOW (AFP) — Russia launched its first air strikes in war-torn Syria on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin won parliamentary permission to use force abroad.

It was Moscow’s first military engagement in a distant theatre of war since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.
Putin said the action was pre-emptive, warning that Moscow would be hunting down Islamic State militants before they target Russia. (READ MORE)