russian airstrikes syria
The airstrike targeted a meeting of ISIS leaders and was carried out on May 28.
“They did this (operation) and it is finished for now."
Russia's airstrikes have only tipped the balance in Assad's favor.
Turkey claims Russian missile attacks hit several hospitals and schools.
The regime's Russian-backed fight for Aleppo has put thousands more Syrians out of the reach of aid groups.
Russia’s military intervention in Syria is finally generating gains on the ground for Syrian government forces, tilting the
Eliot Higgins and his Bellingcat website are investigating Russia's military campaign in Syria.
The number of Russians now living below the poverty line is increasing in tandem with the number of Russian air strikes in Syria. Moscow is financing its military buildup and operations through cuts to the already woefully underfunded sectors of education, health care and infrastructure.
Times are hard in today's Russia. At some point, Russians will expect their powerful leader to deliver better times at home. To delay that day of judgment a little longer, Putin needs victories -- particularly those that burnish Russia's image as a world power. Once again, he's getting them. For now, he's on a roll -- and an international force to be reckoned with.