Much about Syria in 2015 was sadly predictable. The continuing violence, the worsening refugee crisis and the steadily climbing toll of dead, wounded and disappeared. That there would be no end in sight to this most appalling of modern wars during its fifth year was no shock to anyone.Russia’s deployment of its air power and a limited corps of ground troops on behalf of Bashar Al Assad’s retreating forces did come as a genuine surprise, however.
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Source: The National