'More PR Story Than Real Military Operation' (International Business Times)

MOSCOW — In recent weeks, Russia has ramped up its military presence around the port of Tartus in the Mediterranean coastal region of Syria still controlled by the government of President Bashar Assad. President Vladimir Putin, who regularly warns of the threat from the Islamic State group, is expected to make Syria a central part of…

MOSCOW — In recent weeks, Russia has ramped up its military presence around the port of Tartus in the Mediterranean coastal region of Syria still controlled by the government of President Bashar Assad. President Vladimir Putin, who regularly warns of the threat from the Islamic State group, is expected to make Syria a central part of…