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Russian Ground Troops, Including Chechens, Reportedly Fighting in Syria

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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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