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A Brazen Russian Gambit in Syria

Jun 21, 2016 | 09:00 GMT
A Brazen Russian Gambit in Syria
Airstrikes have been a constant feature of the civil war in Syria. Russia's apparent strikes on a group backed by a U.S. coalition on June 16 are part of Moscow's wider aim of forcing cooperation from Washington in the conflict.
(OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Whether a ploy to draw the United States into coordinating with its forces or an attempt to undercut a potentially threatening rebel group, Russia took a bold step in Syria a few days ago. Russian aircraft carried out a series of airstrikes June 16 against U.S.-backed New Syrian Army forces...

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