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How Russian special forces are shaping the fight in Syria – The Washington Post

How Russian special forces are shaping the fight in Syria – The Washington Post

The troops that recently recaptured Palmyra, Syria, from the Islamic State included Syrian, Iranian and Hezbollah forces. And on Monday, Russian officials said there was another group that contributed to the victory: Russia’s elite special forces, also known as Spetsnaz.

Russian troops are nothing new to the Syrian ground war. Since their arrival in September, the Russians have used naval infantry to secure a key…

Source: How Russian special forces are shaping the fight in Syria – The Washington Post