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Russian Ground Troops, Including Chechens, Reportedly Fighting in Syria

The head of the southern Russian region of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has denied media reports that he deployed troops to Syria to fight on the side of President Bashar al-Assad.  Meanwhile, the Kremlin and the Federation Council, the upper chamber of Russia's parliament, have been forced to explain footage of Russian forces fighting in Syria recently aired during a prime-time TV show.   The Kremlin has repeatedly claimed that Russia’s involvement in Syria is limited to air...

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