An image posted by the Twitter account of the Syria Civil Defence group shows a volunteer search and rescue group combing the scene of an airstrike for survivors in Talbiseh. Photo: AP An image posted by the Twitter account of the Syria Civil Defence group shows a volunteer search and rescue group combing the scene of an airstrike for survivors in Talbiseh. Photo: AP
An image posted by the Twitter account of the Syria Civil Defence group shows a volunteer search and rescue group combing the scene of an airstrike for survivors in Talbiseh. Photo: AP

Vladimir Putin launches air strikes on ‘terrorists’ in Syria, but are his sights set on propping up Bashar al-Assad?

Russia insists that its initial eight targets were Islamic State militants, saying its warplanes struck command points, military equipment, arms depots, and warehouses controlled by the terror group.

Topic |   Vladimir Putin
An image posted by the Twitter account of the Syria Civil Defence group shows a volunteer search and rescue group combing the scene of an airstrike for survivors in Talbiseh. Photo: AP An image posted by the Twitter account of the Syria Civil Defence group shows a volunteer search and rescue group combing the scene of an airstrike for survivors in Talbiseh. Photo: AP
An image posted by the Twitter account of the Syria Civil Defence group shows a volunteer search and rescue group combing the scene of an airstrike for survivors in Talbiseh. Photo: AP
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