Russian Airstrikes Defend Strategic Assad Regime Stronghold

(Wall Street Journal) Sam Dagher - Russia's first airstrikes in Syria showed a meticulously planned effort to eliminate any rebel threat to the coastal Alawite stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad, analysts said. The Russian raids hew closely to an arc running on the fringes of this strategic core. The airstrikes highlighted a tightening military and strategic alliance among Russia and other pro-regime parties, such as Iran and Hizbullah.

2015-10-02 00:00:00

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