Russian air support helps Syrian, Hezbollah ground forces advance

Oct 13, 2015

Russian air support helps Syrian, Hezbollah ground forces advance

Russian jets intensified their airstrikes Monday in central Syria as government forces battled insurgents in a strategic area near a rebel-held province and a government stronghold. The government push is the latest in a bid to regain the Sahl al-Ghab plain, which is adjacent ...

Assad-allied troops score gains, aided by Russian airstrikes

Oct 12, 2015

Assad-allied troops score gains, aided by Russian airstrikes

Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes advanced against insurgents in the center of the country as President Vladimir Putin defended Moscow’s intervention in the conflict, saying it would aid efforts to reach a political settlement. Putin said Moscow’s objective was to stabilize the Syrian ...