NATO sharply reprimands Russia

NATO Monday called on Russia to “cease and desist” violating Turkish-NATO air space and immediately stop attacks on opposition and civilians. Earlier, Moscow admitted that a Russian warplane had inadvertently violated Turkish air space in a sortie against Syria close to the border, after Ankara lodged a formal complaint. On Monday Russia said it had "continued performing pinpoint strikes" on IS targets in Syria, carrying out 25 sorties and hitting nine IS targets. Among those targets was a communications centre in Homs, and a command centre in Latakia, it said.

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