Russian air strikes in Syria may improve push for negotiated settlement, David Kilcullen says

October 1, 2015 4:37 AM

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Counter-insurgency expert and strategist David Kilcullen says the start of Russian air strikes in Syria does not necessarily mean the situation there has become more volatile, in spite of reports that some US-backed fighters were hit.

The Kremlin said the air strikes were designed to help Syria's leader Bashar al-Assad push back Islamist militants.

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