On Wednesday, September 30, Russian began launching air strikes in Syria – a significant development in the 4.5-year conflict. Despite Russian claims that its primary target is ISIS, almost all of Russia’s airstrikes have instead been aimed non-ISIS rebel groups,
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Russian air strikes in Syria continued into Wednesday night, with a second raid on the moderate Tajumu al-Ezza brigade headquarters around midnight. Thursday brought more strikes in a growing list of locations in Hama and Homs, as well as
Update (3:03pm) EDT: Russian air strikes this morning also hit targets in Latakia governorate. Ground sources report that the strikes were conducted with Su-30 tactical fighter jets, which Russia is known to have in Syria.
Is Russia’s Military Buildup In Syria A Good Thing? September 23, 2015 6:41 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition MICHELE KELEMEN President Vladimir Putin says his forces are in Syria to help the country’s embattled president to fight terrorists. The U.S. argues that the Syrian president is part of the problem. Transcript RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: […]