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One year anniversary of Russian military intervention in Syria

September 30, 2016

Though it has long supported Bashar al-Assad’s war efforts, direct military intervention intervention by Russia did not occur until 30 September 2015 with Russia’s first airstrikes in Syria. This was a significant change in the balance of military power as Russian aircraft included more sophisticated models than the Syrian government and redefined the scope of airstrikes across Syria, read more HERE.

Russia in a short amount of time became a major military player with its air support of Assad’s forces, and accordingly positioned itself to become co-chair of the ISSG and the main negotiations partner alongside the US in the now-dead UN peace process.

SOHR estimates that Russia’s strikes have killed almost 9,400 people in the past year, including nearly 4,000 civilians. Read more about Russia’s timeline of key events over the past year HERE.

 

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September 30, 2016
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