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Monday, February 20, 2017

NYT: Putin took over the USA in a proxy Syrian conflict


The success of the Russian military in Syria have given the Kremlin new opportunities to influence decisions about the future of the Middle East. As writes the American newspaper The New York Times, Moscow has managed to achieve that despite the isolation that gave her the West.


photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

The publication notes that in 2015 the Syrian army was rapidly left the position under pressure from militants, terrorists conceding strategically important territory. The latest offensive was supported by the US and Saudi Arabia, organized supply groups powerful anti-tank missiles.

Us intelligence then believed that the days of Assad regime are numbered. However, the situation changed radically after the intervention in the conflict Russia. Militants began to retreat despite the fact that the CIA has increased them.

According to the NYT, for the first time since the conflict in Afghanistan, the Russian military was faced with the militias trained by the us secret services. But if in Afghanistan, these groups dominated, in Syria, everything went according to different scenario.

Russia won the war mediated, at least now,” – said the publication of political theorist Michael Coffman.

In turn, the former intelligence official of the Pentagon Jeffrey white said that the Russian military has achieved success by creating a powerful intelligence network, thanks to which dramatically increased the effectiveness of strikes from the air.

The journalists stressed that Putin managed to keep naval base in Syria, used the conflict in the country for testing of the latest Russian military equipment and was able to keep Assad in power.

The war in Syria. Chronicle of events

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