Countries involved in Syria's war

A video grab made on October 15, 2015, shows an image taken from footage made available on the Russian Defence Ministry's official website, purporting to show an explosion after airstrikes carried out by Russian air force in Syrian province of IdlibA meeting in Vienna Friday of foreign ministers from Russia, the United States, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to discuss Syria’s war highlights the conflict’s international dimension. Moscow is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s key ally, having stuck firmly by his regime since the conflict began in 2011. It has provided unconditional diplomatic backing and, since September 30, direct military support as well, carrying out at least 500 air strikes in Syria.

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