Washington D.C., Oct 8 (ANI): U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said that the US-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has not agreed to cooperate with Russia in the battle against the terrorist group, as Moscow continues to conduct airstrikes that target opposition groups in Syria instead of ISIS.
According to The Washington Times, Carter said that he would carry out basic talks with Russia about efforts to ensure that airstrikes in Syria are conducted safely.
Carter said the US refused to cooperate with Russia’s “technically flawed” strategy.
He also said that Moscow continued to hit opposition targets in Syria instead of ISIS, calling it a “fundamental mistake”.
Meanwhile, Russia said it launched missiles at targets in Syria from warships in the Caspian Sea in the first major combined assault across the air and ground in Moscow’s escalating campaign in the war-torn country.
The missiles were aimed at ISIS targets, according to the Kremlin. (ANI)