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October 8, 2015 10:12 am

Syrian Army in ‘Vast Offensive’ Against Opposition Groups as Russia Escalates Airstrikes

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Russia has dramatically stepped up its airstrikes in Syria, with heavy bombing by warplanes and cruise missile strikes from the Caspian Sea. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Russia has dramatically stepped up its airstrikes in Syria, with heavy bombing by warplanes and cruise missile strikes from the Caspian Sea. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Syria’s army announced Thursday a “vast offensive” to wrest back territory from armed opposition groups, as NATO voiced alarm at escalating Russian military activity in the war-torn country.

Moscow has dramatically stepped up its nine-day-old air war against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, with heavy bombing by warplanes and cruise missile strikes from the Caspian Sea.

Read full story at AFP.

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