US-led air strikes in Syria slow, Russian stay intense

According to Pentagon data, the last US-coalition strike in Syria was a drone attack on Oct. 22 that targeted an Islamic State vehicle and “mortar tube.” Russia in contrast maintains a high tempo as it nears the end of its first month of bombing, claiming to have hit 94 targets in the past 24 hours. Pentagon officials say the Russian sorties have no bearing on coalition actions in Syria and the slowdown reflects greater refinement in choice of targets.

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