U.S.: Russia Targeting CIA’s Rebels


putinU.S. officials have concluded that Russia is deliberately targeting Syrian rebel groups backed by the Central Intelligence Agency in a wave of recent airstrikes, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

The Pentagon has since neglected to share any intelligence with Moscow on areas where U.S. allies are located to prevent Russian jets from using that information to target them more directly.

Syrian state television reported Tuesday that Russia’s air force allegedly struck ISIS targets in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra and the northern province of Aleppo.

The strikes reportedly destroyed 20 vehicles and three weapons depots in Palmyra and hit the towns of Al-Bab and Deir Hafer, according to Al-Manar television, which is run by the Lebanese Hezbollah group allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Read more at The Wall Street Journal.