Putin is on the move. Russia has now launched its own airstrikes over Homs, Syria, where the Free Syrian Army is located (not ISIS), after demanding that America vacate its aircraft from the Syrian airspace.
AP – Russia’s defense ministry says its jets are carrying out airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Syria.
Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told Russian news agencies on Wednesday that Russian jets are carrying out targeted airstrikes on the positions, vehicles and warehouses that Russia believes belong to IS militants.
Russia’s upper chamber of parliament earlier on Wednesday gave the green light to President Vladimir Putin’s request to send Russian troops to Syria.
It’s worth pointing out again that ISIS is not located in Homs, where airstrikes have first begun. So it sounds like Putin is doing more than just fighting ISIS. He’s fighting anti-Assad forces as well.