It is not much of a surprise but Russia falsely claims it conducted a joint combat mission with US planes in Syria. The US military just denied the claim and added it was unaware of any “coalition” member working with Russia over airstrikes.
Russia may be looking for cover after months of what appears at times to be indiscriminate bombing of civilians in Syria.
“The Department of Defense is not coordinating airstrikes with the Russian military in Syria,” said spokesman Eric Pahon, who added that he was not aware of any coalition member aiding Russia in this instance.
Some are going so far as to claim that Russia has killed more civilians in Syria than ISIS. Which isn’t hard to believe.