New Russian-Made Cluster Munition Reported in Syria
11 Oct 2015

New Russian-Made Cluster Munition Reported in Syria

Read it later Source: Human Rights Watch (Syria: New Russian-Made Cluster Munition Reported) An advanced type of Russian cluster munition was used in an airstrike southwest of Aleppo on October 4, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. The use of the weapon near the village of Kafr Halab raises grave

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Russia’s end-game in Syria questioned at Beirut Institute Summit
11 Oct 2015

Russia’s end-game in Syria questioned at Beirut Summit

Read it later Source:  Al-Arabiya News – by Ismaeel Naar (Russia’s end-game in Syria questioned at Beirut Institute Summit) Former U.S. deputy national security advisor Elliott Abrams on Sunday described Russia’s intervention in Syria is an “embarrassment for Russia itself,” adding that it had “intervened on behalf of a Syrian regime.”

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Russia Ignores ISIS in Aleppo, Concentrates on Moderate Rebels
10 Oct 2015

Russia Ignores ISIS in Aleppo, Concentrates on Moderate Rebels

Read it later Islamic State fighters have seized villages close to the northern city of Aleppo from rival insurgents, a monitoring group said on Friday, despite an intensifying Russian air-and-sea campaign that Moscow says has targeted the militant group. News of the advance came as the United States announced it

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In Syria, hints of Soviet helicopter tactics from Afghanistan
09 Oct 2015

In Syria, hints of Soviet helicopter tactics from Afghanistan

Read it later Source: The Washington Post – by Thomas Gibbons-Neff (In Syria, hints of Soviet helicopter tactics from Afghanistan) As a Syrian Army offensive, backed by Russian airpower and artillery continues into its second day in northern Syria, new video footage posted online shows what easily could be Russian

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