August 2016: Russia Launches Airstrikes from Iran into Syria

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Russia Launches Airstrikes from Iran into Syria
Image of destroyed building in Syria
Russia launches an airstrike on Syria from an airbase in Iran on August 16, 2016. The United States is upset by this move, claiming that the airstrike out of Iran might violate the U.N. Security Council resolution 2231. U.S. lawyers are investigating if this is a violation but Russia defends the action, saying the airstrike struck two ISIS command posts and killed 150 ISIS militants. Russia states that the international law prohibits the selling of weapons to Iran for internal use but there is no law against using Iranian airbases.
Photo source: Aleppo Media Center via AP

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