Russian Warships Fire Missiles on Syria

RussianMissileShipFour Russian warships in the Caspian Sea launched more than 20 missiles that landed 900 miles away, in Syria. The missiles flew over both Iran and Iraq to reach their targets.

In the last week, Russian fighter jets have intercepted three US drones flying over Syria. US Defense Secretary, Ash Carter, criticized the actions, saying, “We believe the Russians have the wrong strategy. They continue to hit targets that are not ISIL. We think this is a fundamental mistake.” The US believes Russia could launch a ground attack against US-backed rebel forces very soon.

Russia and the US disagree on Assad: Russian President Putin calls Assad a bulwark against terrorism, while the Obama administration says he is a magnet for terrorists and must step down.

Why this Matters: The US-backed rebels in Syria are fighting against Assad. US leaders believe that although Russia claims to be solely targeting ISIS/ISIL, the actual targets include US-backed rebels. This puts the US and Russia on opposite sides in the Syrian civil war.

How to Pray: For diplomacy and common ground with Russia, if possible, and a solid, God-led policy in the Middle East. Assad is ultimately God’s to deal with.

Pro 8:15 KJV – By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

 

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