A look at Russia's military involvement in Syria

Russian SU 25 SM ground attack aircraft and MIG 29 jet fighters (taking off) during a training session at Primorkso-Akhtarsk, Krasnodar region on March 26, 2015Russia on Wednesday launched its first air strikes in Syria, in what it said was an operation to defeat Islamic State jihadists. How big is the Russian force in Syria? The Russians currently have at least 32 warplanes deployed in Syria, US officials say.

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