Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said that the Assad regime was the only legitimate force fighting ISIS, ITAR-Tass reported. S-led coalition violated international law as "interference into the territory of a sovereign state can only be carried out on authorization of U. Security Council or on request of official legitimate authorities."Matviyenko's comments were echoed by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, ITAR-Tass reported. Security Council meeting to combat terrorism, Lavrov said: "On the 30th of September in response to a letter by the President of Syria, the President of Russia asked and received the consent of the Council of Federation for the use of the armed forces of the Russian Federation in the Syrian Arab Republic."He continued: "We're referring here exclusively to the operation of the Russian air force to carry out strikes against ISIL positions in Syria.
Between , a total of 784 reported civilian casualty incidents allegedly involving Russian aircraft have been identified by our researchers.
Claims are drawn from Syrian monitoring groups; from media and social media sites; from militant and rebel groups; and via local and international NGOs and news organisations.
We also collate reports from local casualty recording groups, and follow up on allegations where possible.
Extensive additional civilian casualties are caused by other parties to both the Iraq and Syria conflicts.
Between 154 and 236 civilians died in these alleged events.