- Russia on Tuesday as France air attacks on the Syrian city of Raqqa. That has a French government official stated. According to the official, this shows that Russia is increasingly recognizes the danger of Islamic State.
Raqqa by IS-proclaimed capital of the caliphate. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday new bombing raids on Syria after the Russian secret service FSB had announced that the crash of the Russian passenger aircraft at the end of last month in Egypt was the result of an attack. IS had already claimed immediately after the disaster.