CBS states that Syrian anti-government activists said Russian warplanes carried out a third day of airstrikes Friday, possibly hitting targets held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, for the first time.
Russia said its airstrikes in Syria will only intensify and could last four months, reports CBS News.
Moscow joined the Syrian civil war claiming it would target ISIS, yet many of the Russian airstrikes so far have hit areas well outside of ISIS control.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Russia conducted air raids on Qaryatain, a predominantly Christian town recently captured by ISIS, late Thursday night.
In northern Syria, Russian war planes have pounded groups linked to al Qaeda, but also so-called moderate rebels, who are supported by the U.S.
CBS states that a video posted on the Internet appears to show the aftermath of a Russian strike on American-backed opposition fighters.
Syria’s deadly civil war is now even more dangerous with both the U.S. and Russia launching airstrikes, but Russia is supporting Bashar al-Assad and the U.S. is supporting so-called moderate rebel groups.