Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russian forces in Syria have been providing air support to some of the armed opposition groups that are fighting the Islamic State group.
He said that Russia had "found contacts" with people among the "armed, uncompromising" opposition in Syria. "We support their efforts in fighting ISIL with Russian air strikes," he told reporters during his annual news conference, referring to the Islamic State group.
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