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Putin’s Syria success puts western military strategy to shame

"Russia's venture has been remarkably economical in terms of time and resources"

By Robert Fry  

Russian pilots march after returning from Syria at a Russian air base in Primorsko-Akhtarsk, southern Russia, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. More Russian planes returned from Syria on Wednesday, two days after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian military to withdraw most of its fighting forces from Syria, signaling an end to Russia's five-and-a-half month air campaign. (AP Photo) ©AP/Press Association Images

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