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Fewer Russian strikes targeting IS: analyst

The proportion of Russian airstrikes in Syria targeting the Islamic State group is falling, suggesting Moscow's priority is to help the Assad regime rather than to combat terrorism, according to analysis published Sunday. In the first quarter of 2016, 26 percent of Russian airstrikes in Syria targeted IS, according to the IHS Conflict Monitor. That dipped to 22 percent in the second quarter, and 17 percent in the third quarter.
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