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Fight for Syria’s Aleppo Exposes Limits of Russian Air Power

By Maria Tsvetkova and Christian Lowe MOSCOW, Aug 30 – Russia’s politically-sensitive and ultimately fruitless decision to launch bombing missions on Syria from Iranian soil has exposed the limits to its air power, leaving Moscow in need of a new strategy to advance its aims. People familiar with Russia’s military said Moscow opted for the

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Syrian Forces Seize Daesh-Held Town Near Palmyra

By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT, April 3 – Syrian and allied forces, backed by Russian air strikes, drove Daesh militants out of the town of al-Qaryatain on Sunday, Syria’s military command said, after gradually encircling it over the past few days. Surrounded by hills, al-Qaryatain is 100 km (60 miles) west of the ancient city of

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