Either a clear policy from the United States to prevent Russia and the regime from bombing Syrians, or otherwise they should send us antiaircraft missiles so that we can confront the Russian planes. “But it must be verified and checked”.
“Our evidence indicates they are dropping unguided munitions in civilian areas, killing civilians, and they are dropping them against Free Syrian forces fighting (Syrian President Bashar al-) Assad“, Fallon added. France is now investigating the Syrian leader for alleged crimes against humanity.
Russian warplanes, in a second day of strikes, bombed a camp run by rebels trained by the US Central Intelligence Agency, the group’s commander said, putting Moscow and Washington on opposing sides in a Middle East conflict for the first time since the Cold War.
Obama said that the US was engaged in technical conversations about “deconfliction” in Syria.
The past week has seen major developments on the worldwide fight against the world’s most notorious terror outfit that has already eclipsed the dreaded al Qaeda – the Islamic State (IS).
The statement expressed “deep concern” over Russia’s air strikes which “led to civilian casualties and did not target” IS.
Defence Secretary Fallon said the British government had made progress in persuading lawmakers from the opposition Labour party to back strikes in Syria and said Putin’s involvement would not stop the government from seeking parliamentary backing. “But if it does come to that, I think we must be prepared”.
“I reminded President Putin that the strikes should be aimed at Daesh and only Daesh”, French President Francois Hollande said after talks with his Russian counterpart in Paris, using the Arabic acronym for the IS group.
The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said Russian jets had targeted Raqqa, which has acted as the jihadists’ Syrian de-facto capital since 2013.
Mr Obama said he rejected the Russian assertion that all armed opponents of the “brutal” Mr Assad were terrorists.
The Prime Minister said that Vladimir Putin’s forces were not discriminating between Islamic State (IS) – also known as Isil – and moderate opposition forces who have been engaged in a bloody civil war against Assad.
Russian officials said the increasing military supplies aim at combating terrorism in accordance with worldwide law.