Russia's Syria force grows to 4,000, U.S. officials say




 
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Russia's Syria force grows to 4,000, U.S. officials say
 
November 5th, 2015  
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Russia's Syria force grows to 4,000, U.S. officials say
By Jonathan Landay, Phil Stewart and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moscow's military force in Syria has grown to about 4,000 personnel, but this and more than a month of Russian air strikes have not led to pro-government forces making significant territorial gains, U.S. security officials and independent experts said. Moscow, which has maintained a military presence in Syria for decades as an ally of the ruling Assad family, had an estimated 2,000 personnel in the country when it began air strikes on Sept. 30. The Russian force has since roughly doubled and the number of bases it is using has grown, U.S. security officials said.




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