RT News - September 30, 2015 (18:00 MSK)

Russian war planes have started precision air strikes against Islamic State positions in Syria - after lawmakers granted the Kremlin permission to use the military outside of Russia's borders. Syria has welcomed Russia's decision to join the war against ISIL - with positive reaction also coming from other states, including China and Iran. The Western mainstream media delves into speculation over Russia's motives in Syria. We separate fact from fiction.