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Russian Parliament Approves Military Action in Syria, While US Scales Back Support to Rebels
Sep 30, 2015 11:17 am | News Desk
The upper chamber of the Russian parliament has unanimously given a formal consent to President Putin to use the nation's military in Syria to fight terrorism at a request from the Syrian President Bashar Assad. Consent was necessary for deployment of troops for foreign combat missions under the Russian constitution.
NATO Special Forces Deployed to Kunduz After Taliban Seize the Strategic Afghan Town
Sep 30, 2015 10:47 am | News Desk
NATO special forces have reached Kunduz to bolster Afghan troops after the Taliban seized the strategic northern city, the military coalition said Wednesday. "Coalition special forces are on the ground in Kunduz advising their Afghan counterparts," a NATO spokesman said. The forces are comprised of US, British and German troops, a Western military source told AFP on condition of anonymity, without specifying the number.