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September 30, 2015 8:57 am

Russia Launches First Airstrike in Syria, Tells US to Leave Airspace

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The Russian parliament  on Wednesday gave President Vladimir Putin approval to use the air force in Syria. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Russian parliament on Wednesday gave President Vladimir Putin approval to use the country’s air force in Syria. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Russia has conducted its first airstrike in Syria, near the city of Homs, a senior U.S. official told CNN on Wednesday .

The Russians told the United States that it should not fly U.S. warplanes in Syria, but gave no geographical information about where Russia planned to strike. The senior official said U.S. missions are continuing as normal.

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