NATO Tells Putin Syria Bombing Is Hindering West's Peace Effort

  • Shift in `strategic balance' in region, Stoltenberg says
  • Turkey said as many as 70,000 Syrians are fleeing Aleppo

Wreckage following a reported Russian airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, on Feb. 4, 2016.

Photographer: Ibrahim Ebu Leys/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Russia’s bombing of Syria is hampering the West’s efforts to bring an end to the five-year civil war that’s sent hundreds of thousands of refugees to Europe and aided the advance of Islamic State, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

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