Report: Russia Sends Ground Forces into Syria

Jerusalem—Russia has sent ground forces into battle for the first time in Syria, according to Kuwait daily, al-Rai.

The troops drove rebel forces from strategic positions, said the newspaper, which is close to the  Damascus regime. It did not say when the troops went into action and there was no mention of casualties. The Russians are not known to have sizable forces in Syria but a small number of tanks have been seen. Continue reading