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Central Intelligence Agency

US Kurdish allies welcome Russian airstrikes in Syria

ISTANBUL _ Three days into its bombing campaign in Syria, Russia on Friday at last targeted Islamic State positions, striking at the de facto capital of the terror organization and at least one other site.tmpplchld The Russian strikes at the Islamic State came after two days in which its aircraft attacked locations belonging to other fighting groups opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad, including CIA-supported rebels, sparking calls for the Obama administration to do something to protect fighters it had trained and equipped.tmpplchld But President Barack Obama made clear that the U.S. had no plans to deepen its role in Syria.tmpplchld "We're not going to make Syria into a proxy...