Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent the feared Spetsnaz special forces to Syria with one mission: wipe out the rebels threatening Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, by any means necessary.
This move comes as a big blow to the U.S.-lead coalition that has been attempting to take down the Assad regime by funding and training the Free Syrian Army.
A military source told the British Mirror:
“They are there to mop up after air strikes, call in air strikes, go on extremely covert missions against rebels and ultimately wipe them out…And they will not be as accountable as British or US special forces. They are there for one reason, to wipe out anyone threatening Assad. By any means.”
Putin has said he is in Syria in large part to wipe out ISIS, but it appears to have all been a ruse.
From the Mirror:
Russia has sent its crack special troops into Syria to back up President Bashar al-Assad’s bid to wipe out his opposition.
Vladimir Putin’s feared Spetsnaz unit and a covert para battalion ghosted into the war-torn country and are preparing for an all-out assault on rebels fighting the regime – including moderate units such as the western-backed Free Syrian Army.
A military source said: “Putin’s marines are there to guard the airbases they are using against sabotage by rebels.
“But Spetsnaz and air-assault troops are not there to provide security to static objects, they are extremely aggressive and highly trained.
“They are there to mop up after air strikes, call in air strikes, go on extremely covert missions against rebels and ultimately wipe them out.
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