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    Russia Versus ISIL in Syria (618)

    Earlier several news outlets citing another EU official said that the EU could introduce sanctions against Russia over the country’s use of Air Force in Syria.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – The European Union is not planning to introduce new sanctions against Russia over its military operation in Syria, a highly-ranked EU official said Friday.

    “No, this is absolutely not being discussed,” the official told RIA Novosti.

    Russia’s Sukhoi Su-25, Su-24M and Su-34 attack aircraft, with the support of Su-30 jets, commenced precision airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria on September 30, following a request from Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    In contrast, the US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria since September 2014 without UNSC authorization and without coordination with legitimate Assad government.

    International law permits the use of force in a foreign country only if it has been authorized by the UN Security Council, as an act of self-defense, or at the request of the country’s authorities.

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