United States military Commander in Afghanistan, General John Campbell, has accepted that American planes attacked Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), a global medical charity, facility in Kunduz city in Afghanistan while Afghan forces were fighting Taliban to recapture the lost city. At least 22 people with 12 medical staff of MSF were killed and many more were injured in the United States Air Force attacks. Now Kunduz city is left with no modern medical infrastructure of any worth.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday that Saddam Hussein was hanged and asked if Iraq is a better place. He also said that former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi was killed in a tunnel in front of many witnesses and asked again if Libya is in peace. Fine Iraq is not a decent place to be in and there is utter chaos in Libya. But then I will explain how his arguments about Syria are wrong.
As per the Washington Post, 'President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin laid out sharply competing visions Monday, 28 September, 2015, about how to tackle the ongoing conflicts in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East, with each blaming the other for the region's turmoil even as they signaled a willingness to address it together.
Russia is preparing to formalize and protect Alawite Shiite enclave in Syria: President Assad's area of influence and interest. It would not like to confront ISIL throughout Syria and is also unlikely to commit troops for ground offensive against the terrorist organization except when required to protect the enclave. As a matter of fact it hardly cares for ISIL.