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Published On: Fri, Oct 2nd, 2015

Coalition calling for Russia to stop attacking Assad opponents, fight ISIS

An international coalition is urging Russia to immediately cease attacks on the Assad opposition forces and civilians and focus instead on fighting Islamic State extremists.

The joint statement adds new emphasis to global concern over Russia’s true aims in Syria and whether it is concerned primarily with attacking the terrorist group ISIS or with propping up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and protecting its military base in Syria.

“We express our deep concern with regard to the Russian military build-up in Syria and especially ‎the attacks by the Russian Air Force on Hama, Homs and Idlib since yesterday which led to civilian casualties and did not target Da’esh,” said the statement, jointly issued late Thursday by the United States, the United Kingdom, Turkey, France, Germany, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

photo/ Understandingwar.org

photo/ Understandingwar.org

Da’esh is another name for ISIS.

“These military actions constitute a further escalation and will only fuel more extremism and radicalization,” said the statement, which was on the website of the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

Russian warplanes carried out two airstrikes Thursday targeting the training camp in Idlib of a Syrian rebel group supported by the CIA, a rebel commander told CNN.

“Our training camp is located in Jabel al Zawia in Idlib and we have been receiving military support from America to help fight Daesh in Aleppo and Idlib,” said Hassna Haj Ali, the commander of the northern division of Suqur al Jabal brigade. Ali said no one was killed by the Russian airstrikes.

Syrian activist Khdaier Khushfa in Homs told CNN via Skype that 17 civilians had been killed in Talbesieh and 11 others in Zafaraniya by the Russian airstrikes Wednesday, and 46 people had been critically wounded.

“We are very concerned of what will happen next. Civilians I spoke to are very scared,” Khushfa said. “It’s like after five years since the revolution started we are back to ground zero.”

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