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Russia's Putin says no plans to extend air strikes to Iraq

Reuters , Thursday 22 Oct 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: Reuters)

Iraq's government has not asked Russia's military to combat Islamic State militants on Iraqi territory, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

Speaking at a forum in the Russian city of Sochi, Putin said he had no plans to extend the scope of Russian air strikes beyond Syria. 

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