Russia Launches Airstrikes in Syria

Russia Launches Airstrikes in SyriaU.S. officials confirm that Russian military aircraft conducted airstrikes today in the vicinity of the city of Homs, Syria — with the Russians giving the United States only an hour’s advance notification that the airstrikes were about to occur through a message conveyed to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, U.S. officials said. The officials had no details on what kind of Russian aircraft conducted the airstrike in the vicinity of Homs, or what the Russians were targeting. The officials also said it appeared Russia had also conducted airstrikes north of the town of Hama, which lies to the north of Homs.

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