Russian jets continue air strikes in Syria amid reports they’re hitting rebels and not ISIS

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IDLIB, SYRIA – Russia continues its air strikes in Syria, but just who they’re striking is up in the air, so to speak.

The Russian airstrikes started Wednesday. The US only got a heads-up about an hour before the bombings began.

Russia says it targeted terrorists. But ISIS forces were not in the area. Instead, Russian jets may have hit forces fighting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

"I can absolutely confirm to you that they were strikes against our Free Syrian Army, groups that have been armed and trained by the CIA, because we have communications with people there,” said Arizona senator John McCain.

Turkey’s foreign minister Feridun Hadi Sinirlioglu told United Nations delegates that his country is not happy about the reports of Russia hitting rebels and missing ISIS.

“If these reports are correct of course it is very worrisome, it might lead to further escalation and this is the last thing that we need in this very tragic and chaotic situation in Syria.”

There’s probably a lot we’ll find out once the smoke clears, but by then it might be too late to keep Syria from blowing everybody up.

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