27 Feb '18, 9pm

Gen. Votel: Russia is both 'arsonist and fireman' in Syria

For its part, the Russian military has consistently accused the U.S. of sparing the Islamic State group and other militants in Syria in the hope of using them to topple President Bashar Assad. Russian officials have strongly denied responsibility for any civilian casualties in Syria and insisted that they have only struck militant targets after verifying their location through multiple intelligence sources and avoided targeting populated areas. Russian military officials and diplomats also have scolded the U.S.-led coalition for reducing the one-time ISIS capital, Raqqa, to rubble and causing severe suffering for its residents.

Full article: https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2018/02/27/gen-...

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