Russia sends more fighter jets to Syria despite announcing draw-down

As featured in Daily Telegraph

Russia in Syria


'Russia’s declaration about scaling back in Syria is for political consumption only – to tell the Russian people that a corner is turned and that a short operation was delivered as promised. I think that the truth is that Russia will have substantial forces in Syria for many years to come, and the evidence is clear with the strengthening and expansion of the bases and facilities at Latakia and Tartus.'