Russia ‘reducing air strikes against Syrian rebels’ as intervention fails

Russia is reducing its air strikes against Syrian insurgents, as the intervention fails to hand a swift advantage to pro-government forces.

Moscow’s daily strike rate peaked on Tuesday with warplanes flying 88 sorties against 86 targets. But in a statement on Wednesday, the Russian defence ministry said it would be reducing the frequency of strikes in order to support a stuttering regime offensive.

  • Shebel

    Oh Really !
    Putin is just giving the Mulatto a chance to give a speech to the American People about how he made Putin back down.
    Putin knows when he is dealing is a fool.

  • A guy can’t take a breather without everybody taking a fit.

  • simus1

    Stuttering regime offensives are the worst kind.

  • Shebel

    I can’t believe that I am cheering for a RUSKIE.

  • Jay Currie

    A Yah! Boo! moment.

    I fear the much bombed rebels and ISIS have not been shocked or awed so far. Given that surrender is a sure fire way of collecting your raisins it is a pretty good bet the Islamists – ours and theirs – will keep fighting.

    Time for B-1s and boots on the ground.

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    • Norman_In_New_York

      If the Russians limited their intervention to protecting their navy base and drawing a defensive cordon around Assad, they would stand a good chance of success. But when they side with Shiites against Sunnis, they are asking for trouble.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The Russians are no doubt having trouble maintaining sortie tempo with a small number of new aircraft. They’re afraid one of their Su-34’s will fall out of the sky and since this is a marketing job, they can’t have that occur.

  • DD_Austin

    Listening to Journalist generals will make you lose every-time.

    They’ve run down their target list

    When you bomb a place, you don’t just go and bomb it
    again the next day, that just makes the rubble jump.

    No you wait, and just as the repairs and reconstruction
    are soon to be completed, you hit them again, that
    way you wreak all their time and investment and
    destroy spare parts

    Or let them take the time and expense to move the remainder
    elsewhere and nail it there.

  • Doug Kursk

    Does anyone know if Canadian jets are still flying sorties? Have not heard anything from the military in this regard in weeks.