Mapping Russian Airstrikes in Syria

Russian airstrikes were concentrated in areas held by rebels (yellow) who are not affiliated with the Islamic State (red) and who often clash with it.
Russian airstrikes were concentrated in areas held by rebels who are not affiliated with the Islamic State and who often clash with it.


Russia struck ISIS (red) targets, but mostly in areaswhere the group threatened the Syrian government (blue).
Russia struck ISIS targets, but mostly in areaswhere the group threatened the Syrian government


Russia helped pro-government (blue) forces push back rebels (yellow) and consolidate territory in key parts of the country.
Russia helped pro-government forces push back rebels and consolidate territory in key parts of the country.
Via nytimes.com
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