Russia says it has started to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria.
The Russian defence ministry said a number of airstrikes had targeted vehicles and warehouses belonging to miiltants.
The apparent strikes come just hours after Vladimir Putin was given permission to use military force in Syria by his country’s parliament.
Russia has been building up its military presence in Syria, where it supports the government forces of President Bashar al Assad.
There are currently 32 Russian warplanes based near the Syrian port city of Latakia, guarded by 1,700 Russian marines. .. see more