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    US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said during Republican presidential debate that he supports Russian aerial campaign against the Islamic State militant group.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — According to the Russian military, all their targets are chosen based on intelligence collected by Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran. High-precision weapons are being used during the operation.

    “If [Russian President Vladimir] Putin wants to knock the hell out of ISIS, I’m all for it 100 percent and I can’t understand how anybody would be against that,” Trump said Tuesday at the Republican debate.

    He added that all the states should participate in the struggle against Islamist extremists.

    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.

     

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