(London Express) According to Jean-Clement Jeanbart, a Catholic archbishop in the city, Syrians are "feeling relaxed" about Moscow's air strikes.
He said people were "generally feeling positive" about the Russian pounding of ISIS targets, saying it gave them fresh hope of an end to the four-year civil war.
He added: "Things have begun to change since the Russians are bombing ISIS."
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The archbishop, who has warned about the threat of a Christian annihilation at the hands of jihadi factions, also called on the British government to intervene militarily.