Earlier last week the UN General Assembly had a meeting and it seemed the long-expected environment for America and Russia to discuss what the best course of action in Syria could be. But even though nothing was settled in these discussions Russia decided to strike the country by air on Wednesday. Russia’s intervention is aimed to defeat ISIS and reduce the flow of refugees to Europe. However US officials affirm that so far they did not seem to be aiming at territory under IS control. Furthermore they announced that they had only been informed about the attack an hour before it took place. The US welcomed this military action but only as long as it is directed against IS and al-Qaeda like groups.