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DoD: Russia ‘On Wrong Side’ of Syrian Civil War

By Aisha Chowdhry

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Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter commented on the Russian involvement in the fight against the Islamic State terror group, going as far as saying they are on the wrong side of the war. “You ask, what are the Russians doing? What the Russians are actually doing is buttressing the Assad regime, which is, as I have said, will have the effect of fanning the flames of the civil war. “And very few of their strikes have been directed towards ISIL, which is the reason why they said, initially, they were getting into the fight. So the Russians are on the wrong side of this in every way, and they’re going to contribute to the violence and the tragedy of the civil war that’s been going on now, all these years.”

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