Russia intensifying Syria airstrikes By | Last Updated: 5th October, 2015, 00:00

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls urged Russia on Sunday to direct air strikes at Islamic State jihadists alone in Syria, as the West raises concerns Moscow will target moderate rebel groups opposed…

Russia intensifying Syria airstrikes

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