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‘It’s a war’ – Syria’s Kurds to fight in Aleppo: Russia

Russia has promised to send weapons to the Syrian Kurds in the country’s north after a deadly attack in Aleppo.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Thursday that they would send an air defense system to Aleppo to help defend the city from attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.

The SDF is part of a multi-ethnic coalition of groups that have taken over swathes of northern Syria from the ISIL group.

The coalition is made up of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters who have captured large parts of the area in the past year.

On Wednesday, an airstrike on the city’s airport killed at least five civilians, including women and children.

Russia has also said it is prepared to provide arms and ammunition to the Kurdish fighters in the area.

Russia is one of the main backers of the Syrian opposition and is an ally of President Bashar al-Assad.