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Key dates since Russian intervention in Syria

Russia one year ago carried out its first air strikes in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in a major turning point in a multi-sided civil war. A timeline: Start of Russian intervention - September 30, 2015: Russia, at the Damascus regime's request, launches air strikes on Syria, saying it has hit Islamic State (IS) targets. Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow must act preemptively to destroy jihadists in Syria before they present a threat closer to home.
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