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Screenshot of Russian soldiers in the Syrian desert.

Russia is using mercenaries to make it look like it’s losing fewer troops in Syria

More than 100 Russian mercenaries reportedly died when trying to attack a US-backed Kurdish position after US personnel called in airstrikes.
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2 Russian military personnel were killed in the mortar attack at a Syrian air base that reportedly destroyed 7 Russian jets

The Russian Ministry of Defense admitted that a mortar attack on its airbase in Syria had killed two "military personnel," but said no jets were destroyed.

This photo says it all about Russia’s involvement in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made an unannounced visit to Russia to meet with Vladimir Putin.

Sean Spicer: Trump’s stance on refugee admission has not changed after Syrian chemical attack

Spicer said that although the president was "touched" by images of the attack, his first priority was American security.

Bill Maher unloads on cable newscasters for praising Trump’s strike on Syria

"Cable news loves it when they show footage of destroyers firing cruise missiles at night. It's America's money shot."

Thousands are following a 7-year-old-girl on Twitter for insights into Assad’s brutal bombardment of Aleppo

Bana Alabed and her mother are tweeting live updates from east Aleppo, a hotbed of conflict in Syria.

‘It’s easy to lose your mind here’: A Syrian from Aleppo explains how he survives amid food shortages and airstrikes

Learning how to survive on practically no food, no electricity, and surrounded by snipers is a necessary part of daily life for those still inside Aleppo.

‘A pretty big deal’: With Iran’s help, Russia’s air campaign in Syria is about to get much deadlier

For many analysts, it's a sign that Russia has no plans to wind down its air campaign anytime soon.

Syria’s opposition is on the verge of one of the most ‘surprising’ victories of the revolution

The Free Syrian Army, aided by several rebel brigades known collectively as Jaysh al Fateh, successfully regained control over a significant portion of Aleppo.