Russia Warns US Against More Support for Syria’s Opposition

Russia warned the United States on Monday against stepping up support for Syria's opposition, saying it would only bolster a caliphate declared by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant [ISIL] in part of Iraq and Syria. Baghdad called for international help as it is struggling to contain an offensive by the ISIL, an al-Qaida splinter group, which overran Iraq's Mosul earlier in June. It also captured territory in the north and east of Syria. “The jihadists have challenged not...
 
 

Russia Warns US Against More Support for Syria’s Opposition

Russia warned the United States on Monday against stepping up support for Syria's opposition, saying it would only bolster a caliphate declared by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant [ISIL] in part of Iraq and Syria. Baghdad called for international help as it is struggling to contain an offensive by the ISIL, an al-Qaida splinter group, which overran Iraq's Mosul earlier in June. It also captured territory in the north and east of Syria. “The jihadists have challenged not...