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Russian Warplanes Use Iranian Airbase to Stage Syrian Airstrikes

Russia said Tuesday a group of its warplanes took off from an airbase in Iran to carry out airstrikes against militants in Syria. Russian forces have been conducting airstrikes supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government since late September of last year. Tuesday marks the first time that effort has expanded outside of Syria with the Russian long-range bombers using Syrian ally Iran as a base. Russia's defense ministry said the strikes targeted Islamic State...

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