An image grab made from a video made available on the Russian Defence Ministry's official website on October 7, 2015 reportedly shows a Russian warship launching a cruise missile in the Caspian Sea against positions in Syria
An image grab made from a video made available on the Russian Defence Ministry's official website on October 7, 2015 reportedly shows a Russian warship launching a cruise missile in the Caspian Sea against positions in Syria © - Russian Defence Ministry/AFP
An image grab made from a video made available on the Russian Defence Ministry's official website on October 7, 2015 reportedly shows a Russian warship launching a cruise missile in the Caspian Sea against positions in Syria
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Last updated: October 7, 2015

Over 90% of Russian strikes in Syria did not target IS or Al-Qaeda: US

Banner Icon Almost none of Russia's military strikes in Syria have been aimed at the Islamic State group or jihadists tied to Al-Qaeda, with most targeting the Syrian opposition, the State Department said on Wednesday.

"Greater than 90 percent of the strikes that we've seen them take to date have not been against ISIL or Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists," said State Department spokesman John Kirby.

"They've been largely against opposition groups that want a better future for Syria and don't want to see the Assad regime stay in power."

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