Pentagon refuses to conduct strikes against ISIS jointly with Russia
Pentagon rejected Russia's proposal to conduct joint actions against ISIS in Syria saying that the targeting process of the US-led coalition against the terrorist group is independent of third party input.
The targeting process of the US-led coalition against ISIS terrorist group is independent of third party input, a spokesperson for the Operation Inherent Resolve said.
"The Coalition does not conduct strikes in Iraq or Syria based upon requests from the Syrian regime or the Russian Federation. If we receive reports or information from a third party that ISIS terrorists are present within our area of operations, we may conduct our own investigation to confirm the veracity of such reports. If such reporting is deemed credible, we would go through our own targeting process independent of third party input," Sputnik cited a spokesperson as saying.
The command of the Russian group of forces in Syria offered to the US-led coalition joint efforts to destroy the convoys of ISIS terrorist group on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, the Russian Defense Ministry said.