France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and French President Francois Hollande, right, meet for bilateral talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting the leaders of Ukraine, France and Germany in a revived European push to bring peace to eastern Ukraine. The long-awaited summit in Paris on Friday is being overshadowed by international concerns about Russia’s military intervention in Syria this week. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)PARIS (AP) — With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Hollande told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow’s airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels opposing the Damascus government.

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