Russia and Syria join forces to bomb Isis

November 22, 2015 12:00 pm

 

Putin
pledged this week to hunt down and “punish” those behind a bombing that
brought down a passenger jet in Egypt, killing all 224 people on board
in an attack claimed by . Photo / AP

At least 36 people have been killed in air strikes by Russian and
Syrian jets on Islamic State-controlled Deir Ezzor province, a monitor
said.
pounded the jihadist group in , firing cruise
missiles from warships in the Caspian Sea after President Vladimir Putin
vowed retaliation for the bombing of a Russian aircraft in Egypt last
month.
At the United Nations, member states called for action against Isis a week after 130 people were killed in Paris terror attacks.
“At
least 36 people were killed and dozens more injured in more than 70
raids carried out by Russian and Syrian planes,” said Rami Abdel Rahman
of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group.
Russia
began bombing in Syria in September at the request of President Bashar
al-Assad, while a US-led coalition is conducting its own air campaign
against Isis.

Putin pledged this week to hunt down and “punish” those behind
a bombing that brought down a passenger jet in Egypt, killing all 224
people on board in an attack claimed by Isis.
Russian television
showed a man scrawling “For our people!” and “For Paris!” in black pen
on bombs minutes before a plane took off from the country’s air base in
Syria.
Unverified images circulated on the internet of
Syria-bound US missiles bearing the handwritten inscription “From Paris
with love”.
The UN Security Council has backed a French-drafted
measure calling on member states to “take all necessary measures” to
fight Isis.
The US-led coalition fighting Isis said last week it had destroyed 116 fuel trucks used by the jihadists in eastern Syria.
Isis
reportedly makes millions of dollars from oil fields under its control,
and the coalition regularly targets oil infrastructure held by the
group.

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