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Vladimir Putin, Valery Asapov

U.S.-Backed Syrian Militia Say Russian Planes Bombed Their Positions

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, a militia alliance led by the Syrian Kurds, claims Russian warplanes bombed their positions in the Deir al-Zor province on Monday. Russia has denied the allegations, while U.S. commanders said they could not verify the source of the attack on the SDF.

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Report: Islamic State Beheads 150 Civilians in Syrian Massacre

In one of their most gruesome slaughters to date, Islamic State militants stormed the city of Deir al-Zour in eastern Syria over the weekend, reportedly decapitating upwards of 150 people, including women and children, and abducting hundreds more. “At least