The Taliban has taken credit for a plane crash that killed 14 in Afghanistan Friday, but U.S. officials say this isn’t the case.
“It’s a possibility; if we get the offer we’ll consider it,” Iraqi PM al-Abadi said of Russian airstrikes against ISIL in his country.
Russia targeted areas that are not only occupied by the Islamic State but also U.S.-backed rebels rivaling both IS and the Syrian Army operated under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told reporters Wednesday the Russian airstrikes appeared to have hit places “where ISIL in fact are not present” and “others are present.”
“Paying our military should not be a casualty of left or right squabbling,” Coffman said.
“The purpose of these deconfliction discussions will be to ensure that ongoing coalition air operations are not interrupted by any future Russian military activity,” the DOD spokesman said.
The Syrain rebel train-and-equip program was created to a ground force against the self proclaimed Islamic State, and avoid the use of U.S. troops.
The revelation is the “latest indictment of a program that was destined to fail at the start,” Murphy said in a statement Monday.