The Russians are coming to Syria, as Ynet is reporting that they are launching plans to fly fighter jets to battle ISIS (ISIL) as the terror group continues to threaten the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Russia has long backed Assad and now plans to send thousands of military personnel into Syria to assist him according to Ynet.
The Russians would join an array of nations battling ISIS, including the US, although unlike the US, the Russians would appear to have the added motive of assisting Assad. Ynet specifically noted that the Russians are not interested in fighting Israel, but that their presence could complicate things for the Israeli air force, which has reportedly struck in Syria multiple times to prevent weapons from reaching terrorists. The news report of Russia’s move comes just days after the American Syria envoy visited Moscow to discuss ISIS and the situation in the war-torn nation. … Continue Reading