A timeline of Russian air strikes on Syria

A video grab made on October 1, 2015, shows an image taken from footage made available on the Russian Defence Ministry's official website, purporting to show an airstrike in SyriaRussia has launched air strikes on Syria, saying its intervention is against the jihadist Islamic State group, while Turkey and its allies say it is targeting moderate regime opponents. Moscow says it has sent more than 50 military aircraft as well as marines, paratroopers and special forces to the war-torn country. – The Russian parliament’s upper house gives President Vladimir Putin formal permission to begin air strikes in Syria.

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