Russia’s campaign in Syria

October 7, 2015
A civil defense member tries to put out the flames on a burning military vehicle at a base controlled by rebel fighters from the Ahrar al-Sham Movement, that was targeted by what activists said were Russian airstrikes at Hass ancient cemeteries in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A civil defense member tries to put out the flames on a burning military vehicle at a base controlled by rebel fighters from the Ahrar al-Sham Movement, that was targeted by what activists said were Russian airstrikes at Hass ancient cemeteries in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A Russian warship firing a rocket in the Caspian Sea to strike targets associated with Islamic State and Al-Nusra, according to Interfax news agency. REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

A Russian warship firing a rocket in the Caspian Sea to strike targets associated with Islamic State and Al-Nusra, according to Interfax news agency. REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

A Russian air force helicopter on the tarmac of Heymim air base near the Syrian port town of Latakia, October 6, 2015.  REUTERS/RURTR via Reuters TV

A Russian air force helicopter on the tarmac of Heymim air base near the Syrian port town of Latakia, October 6, 2015.
REUTERS/RURTR via Reuters TV

Fire trails are seen during clashes between forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and the Army of Islam fighters, on the eastern mountains of Qalamoun overlooking the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Fire trails are seen during clashes between forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and the Army of Islam fighters, on the eastern mountains of Qalamoun overlooking the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

People inspect a site hit by what residents said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Darat Izza in Aleppo's countryside, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

People inspect a site hit by what residents said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Darat Izza in Aleppo’s countryside, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Airstrikes carried out by the Russia's air force in a mountainous area in Syria, in footage released September 30, 2015. REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Airstrikes carried out by the Russia’s air force in a mountainous area in Syria, in footage released September 30, 2015. REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

A Russian military jet dropping bombs near Idlib in Syria, in footage released October 5, 2015. REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

A Russian military jet dropping bombs near Idlib in Syria, in footage released October 5, 2015. REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Smoke rises after what activists said were Russian airstrikes in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Smoke rises after what activists said were Russian airstrikes in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A pilot gestures from a Russian air force Su-25 military jet on the tarmac of Heymim air base in Syria. REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

A pilot gestures from a Russian air force Su-25 military jet on the tarmac of Heymim air base in Syria. REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Smoke rising after airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force on what Russia says was a bomb factory in Maarat al-Numan, south of the town of Idlib, Syria,  October 3, 2015.   REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Smoke rising after airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force on what Russia says was a bomb factory in Maarat al-Numan, south of the town of Idlib, Syria, October 3, 2015.
REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Warplanes which activists say belong to Russian forces fly in the sky over the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Warplanes which activists say belong to Russian forces fly in the sky over the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Smoke rising after airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force on what Russia says were military equipment warehouses near Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib province, Syria. REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Smoke rising after airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force on what Russia says were military equipment warehouses near Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib province, Syria.
REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Civil defense members mourn the death of their comrade, who died during what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force, during his funeral at Ehsim town in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Civil defense members mourn the death of their comrade, who died during what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force, during his funeral at Ehsim town in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Technicians servicing a Russian Military jet in Syria, from footage released October 1, 2015, shows. REUTERS/Reuters TV/Pool

Technicians servicing a Russian Military jet in Syria, from footage released October 1, 2015, shows. REUTERS/Reuters TV/Pool

Rebel fighters covered with dust walk near a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Babila, in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Rebel fighters covered with dust walk near a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Babila, in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Smoke rises from what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Babila, in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Smoke rises from what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Babila, in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Men stand along a crater caused by what activists said was a Russian air strike in Latamneh city, in the northern countryside of Hama, Syria, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Men stand along a crater caused by what activists said was a Russian air strike in Latamneh city, in the northern countryside of Hama, Syria, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force on the Islamic State near Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib province, Syria. REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force on the Islamic State near Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib province, Syria.
REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

A still image shows what Russia's Defence Ministry says is the Islamic State forces' military vehicles near a mosque in a residential area in Syria, in footage released October 5, 2015.     REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

A still image shows what Russia’s Defence Ministry says is the Islamic State forces’ military vehicles near a mosque in a residential area in Syria, in footage released October 5, 2015.
REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Relatives and civil defense members mourn over the body of their comrade who died during what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force at Ehsim town in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Relatives and civil defense members mourn over the body of their comrade who died during what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force at Ehsim town in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Technicians gathered around a Russian air force Su-25 military jet on the tarmac of Heymim air base in Syria, October 5, 2015.  REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Technicians gathered around a Russian air force Su-25 military jet on the tarmac of Heymim air base in Syria, October 5, 2015.
REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Smoke rises after what activists said were Russian airstrikes in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Smoke rises after what activists said were Russian airstrikes in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A man searches for belongings amidst rubble at a site hit by what residents said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Darat Izza in Aleppo's countryside October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

A man searches for belongings amidst rubble at a site hit by what residents said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Darat Izza in Aleppo’s countryside October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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