Putin signs decree drafting 150,000 conscripts into the Russian military… as his fighter jets launch new wave of air strikes in Syria

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Vladimir Putin has signed a decree drafting nearly 150,000 conscripts into the Russian military as Moscow’s warplanes unleashed a new wave of airstrikes in Syria.

The timing of the move – on the very day Russia entered the Syrian conflict yesterday – will raise suspicions the Russian President is planning a wider offensive to prop up his Syrian counterpart. Continue reading