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Excerpts from the Arab and Iranian Media & Analysis of US Policy in the Region

TRANSLATED: Growing Russian involvement in Syria war driven partially now by major Russian-Chechen- Caucusian Jihadist involvement

An except in tonight’s briefing from Al-Rai al-Aam:

“…Well-informed sources told Al-Rai that “Russia is not only interested in fighting Al-Qa’idah in Syria but also in combating more than 1700 Russians present in Syria and fighting alongside An-Nusra front and ISIL as per the statement of Russian intelligence head, Alexander Bortnikov.” The sources added that “the presence of the Russian officers is part of an agreement to fight terrorism signed between Russia and Syria especially since the two have a common enemy and since Russia doesn’t want these Russian fighters to return alive to their mother country…”


Written by nickbiddlenoe

February 24, 2015 at 7:09 pm

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