Russia Sounds Rally Cheer For Unit In ISIS Fight

As British jets opened airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Germany prepared to send troops and aircraft to the region, Russia’s president called on the world Thursday to brandish “one powerful fist” in the fight against terrorism.

Yet even as international efforts to defeat the extremists grew, animosity between Russia and Turkey only intensified. Hours after Britain’s Parliament authorized military action in Syria, its Tornado warplanes struck oil fields in eastern Syria that help finance ISIS. Of course, as England ups the ante, the country is well aware that ISIS might strike back.

ABC’s Tom Rivers is in London with coverage.