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US defense chief: Russia escalating Syria war by targeting moderate opposition

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday that Russia is escalating Syria’s civil war by targeting the moderate opposition, comparing Moscow’s effort to bolster Bashar al-Assad to tethering itself to a sinking ship.
“By taking military action in Syria against moderate groups targets, Russia has escalated the civil war,” Carter said in a speech during a trip to Spain.

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