We’re seeing multiple reports this morning that Russia ordered U.S. airplanes out of Syrian airspace and bombed alleged ISIS targets near the Syrian city of Homs:
— Barbara Plett (@BBCBarbaraPlett) September 30, 2015
— Molly O'Toole (@mollymotoole) September 30, 2015
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) September 30, 2015
These targets, however, might actually be anti-Assad rebels and not ISIS:
Video from a Syrian opposition group in Ltamenah alleging Russia bombed them. Not an ISIS held town. https://t.co/xDd1OrP3Bt
— Eliot Higgins (@EliotHiggins) September 30, 2015
Russia reportedly hit a CIA-vetted Syrian rebel group that was receiving US anti-tank missiles. https://t.co/p7vKfsr99Z
— DavidKenner (@DavidKenner) September 30, 2015
Surprise surprise. US says Russia didn't hit Isis.
— Michael Weiss (@michaeldweiss) September 30, 2015
Pretty clear Russia's plan is just to say everyone it hits on Assad's behalf is ISIS
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) September 30, 2015
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) September 30, 2015
No wonder Russian intel has had higher estimates than US intel of ISIS membership size: Russia views many Islamist groups as basically ISIS.
— Max Abrahms (@MaxAbrahms) September 30, 2015