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Russian intervention in Syria further complicates Mid-East conflicts

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Russian President Vladimir Putin answers questions by Russia 1 channel's anchor Vladimir Solovyov (not pictured) during an interview in Sochi, Russia, on Oct 10, 2015.

WHATEVER the long-term aims of Russia's intervention in Syria, it is obvious that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus has been propped up. It is now in no serious danger of being forcibly removed from office - either by Western-backed rebels or Islamic State (IS) forces - anytime...

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