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SYRIA: Russia Escalates Bombing Campaign Against Islamic State Militants

SYRIA: Russia Escalates Bombing Campaign Against Islamic State Militants

Russia, a top ally of President Bashar al-Assad, started bombing in Syria on Sept. 30 saying it was targeting Islamic State.

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SYRIA: No More Training For Syrian Rebel Fighting Islamic State – President Obama Says

“The strategy switch comes as the Obama administration grapples with a dramatic change in the landscape in Syria’s four-year civil war.”

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RUSSIA: President Putin Announces Russian Air Force Supporting Syrian Government Ground Troops

RUSSIA: President Putin Announces Russian Air Force Supporting Syrian Government Ground Troops

Russian President Vladimir Putin unleashed airstrikes to support dictator Bashar al-Assad.

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SYRIA: Russian Force Claims Its Airstrikes Weakening Islamic State Militants

“We will not only continue strikes… We will also increase their intensity,” said Andrei Kartapolov from the Russian army General Staff.

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SYRIA: President Bashar al-Assad Gets Supports From Iranian, Hezbollah Ground Offensive Troops Against Syrian Rebels

“The vanguard of Iranian ground forces began arriving in Syria: soldiers and officers specifically to participate in this battle.”

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RUSSIA: President Vladimir Putin Escalates The Stakes, Orders First Syria Airstrikes

RUSSIA: President Vladimir Putin Escalates The Stakes, Orders First Syria Airstrikes

Putin said. “If we set ourselves target of resolving issues and achieving specific goals, this work should be coordinated in order to be successful.

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SYRIA: President Vladimir Putin Of Russia Commonsense Keeps President Bashar al-Assad In Power

“I think today everyone has accepted that president Assad must remain so that we can combat the terrorists,” president Hassan Rouhani of Iran.

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SYRIA: U.S. Confused About Russia Long Term Goal In Syria

John Kerry: “Depending on Russia’s long-term decisions, the presence of Russian aircraft in Syria could raise some questions about Moscow’s intentions.”

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SYRIA: President Bashar al-Assad Is Here To Stay? Russia Takes Center Stage

Russia, not the United States, will shape the contours of a Syrian settlement. Read more.

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SYRIA: Bashar al-Assad Orders Military To Use Russian New Types Of Air, Ground Weapons

SYRIA: Bashar al-Assad Orders Military To Use Russian New Types Of Air, Ground Weapons

“The weapons are highly effective and very accurate, and hit targets precisely,” the source said in response to a question about Russian support. Read more.

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SYRIA: President Bashar al-Assad To Europe: If You Are Worried About Refugees, Stop Supporting Terrorists

SYRIA: President Bashar al-Assad To Europe: If You Are Worried About Refugees, Stop Supporting Terrorists

“As long as they follow this propaganda, they will have more refugees,” Bashar al-Assad said. Read more.

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SYRIA: Russian Forces Expanding The Tarmac Of A Major Airport In Latakia, President Bashar Assad Stronghold

“It could mean there will be more supplies or that they want to turn it into an international airport,” Abdurrahman said. Read more.

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RUSSIA: Moscow Warns U.S. To Cooperate On Syria To Avert ‘Unintended Incidents’

Russia supports the government of Assad in Syria, while the United States says his presence makes the situation worse. Read more.

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RUSSIA: Moscow Now Sending Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missile System To Syria

“In the Middle East you never know what will happen.” the diplomatic source said. Read more.

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SYRIA: Russia Confirms Supplying Weapons, Humanitarian Aid To Bashar al-Assad

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirms arms on flights, but spokesman declines to say whether troops have been sent. Read more.

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RUSSIA: President Vladimir Putin Sends Military Advisers Plus Active Force To Defend And Keep Bashar al-Assad In Power

The claim was the latest indication of a Russian military buildup in Syria that has concerned the United States and NATO. Read more.

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UK: David Cameron Wants Hard Military Force To Defeat President Bashar al-Assad Of Syria

David Cameron has said in his strongest signal yet that Britain will soon bomb Syria. Read more.

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SYRIA: Iran Submits Peace Plan To President Bashar al-Assad To End Civil War

Over 240,000 people have been killed in Syrian conflict, which began with anti-government protests in March 2011 but spiralled into a civil war. Read more.

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