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Breaking: Russian, Syrian forces unleash major assault across Hama, Idlib provinces

Russians Reported Killed in US Strikes in Syria

Multiple reports indicate that Russian military contractors were among the dead in air and artillery strikes launched Wednesday by the US military in the northeastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor against forces loyal to the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Russian troops withdraw from Afrin ahead of Turkish invasion

By Leith Aboufadel

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The Russian military has withdrawn from the Afrin Canton in northwestern Aleppo, government sources reported this afternoon.

The Russian troops left their posts near the Mennagh Airport prior to the Turkish Air Force’s heavy bombardment of this area near the Afrin Canton.

NATO’s Stoltenberg Condemns Russian Violation of Turkey Airspace

NATO condemned Russia’s violation of Turkey’s airspace and urged the Kremlin to coordinate its campaign against Islamic State.

“Russia’s actions are not contributing to the security and stability of the region,” North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels on Monday. “I call on Russia to fully respect NATO airspace and to avoid escalating tensions with the alliance.”

UK | Syria crisis: Let’s welcome Russia’s entry into this war

by Patrick Cockburn

Russia’s military intervention in Syria, although further internationalising the conflict, does however present opportunities, as well as complications. There are no simple solutions to this terrible war which has destroyed Syria. Out of a population of 22 million, four million Syrians are refugees abroad and seven million have been displaced inside the country.