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  1. After yesterday's Russian airstrikes hit Syrian rebel targets, rather than ISIS-held areas, many are wondering what Putin's up to. Source: Getty

    Can ISIS Draw Obama and Putin Together?

    Putin’s misadventures in Ukraine seem to have taken a backseat to fighting the so-called “caliphate.” The downing of a Russian jetliner last month by what ISIS claimed was a soda-can bomb has Putin eager for revenge. The development comes as welcome news to Hollande, who’s reportedly already coordinating airstrikes with Russia following Friday’s wave of terror. But when France’s leader visits Moscow and Washington next week to push for a militant-crushing coalition, he’ll first have to wage a battle against both sides’ obstinance over Assad, who says his troops are advancing with Russian help. 

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