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The Latest: Syrian group says Russian strikes killed 36

The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:



Russia is dismissing claims that its airstrikes in Syria have killed civilians, saying the claims are false and part of an "information war."

A spokesman for Russia's foreign ministry on Wednesday said of the allegations by the Syrian opposition, "Actually, they were published even before the airstrikes started."

The spokeswoman told reporters on the sidelines of a U.N. gathering of world leaders that Russia is acting "absolutely, legitimately" according to international law.

She adds that...