Earlier, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin appealed to the country’s Federation Council to authorize using Russian armed forces abroad. The Federation Council granted the request.
Previously, the head of the Russian presidential administration, Sergei Ivanov told reporters that the decision concerns Syria and the matter rests solely in an operation of the air forces.
Russia earlier sent its warplanes to Syria after a request from Damascus.
Russian military space forces have also been reported to deliver strikes on positions of the terrorist organization “Islamic State” in Syria.