Russia Accuses US of Pretending to Fight ISIS

Russia accused the U.S. of pretending to fight ISIS and reducing airstrikes on purpose so Islamic State jihadists can enter Syria and fight the Russian-backed Syrian army.

Reuters reports the Russian Defence Ministry spokesman said, "...the main obstacle to completing the defeat of Islamic State in Syria is not the military capability of the terrorists but the support for them, and flirtation with them, by the United States.”

AFP reports the Pentagon has denied the claims. Reuters reports a spokesman said the accusations are “absolutely false.”