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President Vladimir Putin has been granted permission from the upper house of Russia's parliament to carry out air strikes in Syria following a request from the Kremlin.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia's main military goal was to combat terrorism — assumed to be in reference to Islamic State militants (IS) — and support the forces of president Bashar al-Assad. "The main objective is the fight against terrorism and supporting the legitimate authorities in Syria in the fight against terrorism and extremism," he said.
Early on Wednesday, Mr Putin submitted a proposal to the Federation Council to deploy "a contingent of troops" abroad, the Kremlin said in a statement. Later in the day in televised remarks, the head of the presidential administration Sergei Ivanov said: "The Federation Council unanimously supported the president's request."
"The main objective is the fight against terrorism and supporting the legitimate authorities in Syria in the fight against terrorism and extremism," he said.
originally posted by: dollukka
a reply to: spy66
That is very alarming as a first target, i wonder what evidence Putin has that it was a IS target. Did he just fooled his own Parliament among others and do what he pleases.
Even the war could spread across borders in Syria, this permission could be used against other countries like countries in Baltia etc. Who knows