Russia’s Syria build-up is Moscow’s first military engagement in a distant theater of war since the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan in 1979
MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has been granted permission from the upper house of Russia’s parliament to carry out air strikes in Syria following a request from the Kremlin.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia’s main military goal was to combat terrorism — assumed to be in reference to Islamic State militants (IS) — and support the forces of president Bashar al-Assad.
“The main objective is the fight against terrorism and supporting the legitimate authorities in Syria in the fight …read more
Source: Chiangrai Times