New photos showing Russian Special Operations Forces troops alongside with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the province of Deir Ezzor have appeared online.
Local sources from Deir Ezzor province report about increased Russian military involvement in the ongoing anti-ISIS operation on the ground. Russian Special Operations Forces troops actively participate in battles against ISIS as forward air controllers, ATGM operators, and military advisers. Some experts link the major SAA gains against ISIS in central Syria with the increased Russian involvement.
A screenshot from RUPTLY’s video:
More about the Russian advise and assist mission in Syria: