THE KREMLIN SAYS SYRIAN RAIDS WILL LAST THREE TO FOUR MONTHS AND INCREASE IN INTENSITY

Russia’s defence ministry said it struck an ISIS training camp near the village of Maadan Jadid, 45 miles east of Raqqa city and ‘a camouflaged command post at Kasrat Faraj’ southwest of the city. It came as ISIS militants posted a tweet warning ‘Death to Putin: We are coming #soon’ with a picture of Moscow’s St Basil’s Cathedral in flames, according to the SITE intelligence group. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived for talks with his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Paris as questions mount over who Moscow was targeting in Syria. The two leaders smiled as they shook hands outside the Elysee palace where they will discuss the conflict in Syria before a four-way summit with Germany on the crisis in Ukraine.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the latest strikes had killed at least a dozen ISIS fighters late on Thursday. ‘Last night, Russian strikes on the western edges of Raqqa city, and near the Tabqa military airport, killed 12 ISIS jihadists,’ Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said on Friday. CONTINUE