Australia resumes airstrikes on ISIS in Syria despite Russian threats

Baku, June 22, AZERTAC

Australia announced it would resume airstrikes on ISIS positions in Syria after a temporary suspension over Russian threats against US and coalition missions, according to The Baghdad post.

Russia threatened to down all planes flying west of the Euphrates River after the US-led coalition had downed an Assad regime warplane on Sunday.

Commander of Australian Defense Force Mark Binskin said their operations in Syria were suspended while Australia examined the situation in what he described as a “complex pieces of airspace” over Syria.

About 780 Australian personnel are fighting along with the US-led coalition against ISIS terror group.

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