This is a major turning point in the Syrian civil war. Four and a half years after the start of the uprising against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, Russia launches its forces in battle. The Russian air force went into action on the morning of Wednesday, September 30, when the Russian senators gave their approval, by 162 votes against zero air strikes and following an official request for assistance from Damascus. The intervention of the Kremlin, the symptoms return in strength of Vladimir Putin on the international stage, is likely to reshuffle deep diplomatic and military game in Syria.
The number one Rebels targeted by Russian Aviation
Moscow claims to have carried out 20 strikes that targeted “military equipment”, the “communication centers”, “weapons” and “deposits of fuel” all belonging to the Islamic state (IS). Russian bombing campaign is supposed to be integrated into the project of “global coalition” against terrorism, defended by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the UN forum. But for now, no field information is no evidence that the positions of IS were affected, which causes trouble on the Kremlin’s intentions.
What’s Near Hama, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), the strikes have targeted bases of Al-Nosra Front, the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda and the Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham. These two teams are the backbone of Jaysh al-Fatah (the “army of conquest”), the rebel alliance that routed …