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Frenemies Over Syria: How Russia And U.S. Are Coordinating Airstrikes

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speak to the media after a meeting concerning  Syria at the United Nations headquarters in New York on September 30, 2015. ( Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speak to the media after a meeting concerning Syria at the United Nations headquarters in New York on September 30, 2015. ( Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian planes were in the skies over Syria for the third straight day. The Russian Defense Ministry says it’s targeting ISIS and other extremist groups, but U.S. officials believe they’re also hitting the U.S.-backed rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a Russian ally.

Russia’s military entry into the conflict raises concerns for the U.S., which is leading a coalition that’s also conducting airstrikes against ISIS inside Syria. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson discusses those concerns with Kevin Baron, executive editor of Defense One.

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