The US’s failed aerial campaign has shown that air power alone is not enough to beat Islamic State terrorists, geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser told RT. Any such campaign will require ground troops and cooperation with the Syrian government, he said.
Russia has admitted making a mistake after its warplanes violated Turkey’s airspace. Ankara has accepted the matter, saying there is no ill feeling between the two countries. But NATO has slammed Moscow for what it deemed “irresponsible behavior.”
The UK says it will spend hundreds of millions of pounds on buying new drones to help fight Islamic State. British Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants to double the fleet, as the country prepares to undertake military action in Syria.
In just a couple of months a neglected airfield in Latakia, Syria, became the strategic center of Russia’s military operation against Islamic State. RT got chance to see firsthand everyday life at the Khmeimim airbase – from sauna trucks to mobile bakeries.
As Russia launches airstrikes against ISIS at the request of Syria's government, Western media outlets have ramped up the vilification of the Kremlin. By doing so the US coalition is trying to save face and cover up for its failures in the Middle East, experts told RT.