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The Wall Street Journal: Russia flies more Syrian bombing sorties from Iran airbase

The Russian military said Wednesday it launched a second round of airstrikes in Syria from a base in western Iran, as top officials rejected a U.S. contention that the assaults could violate a United Nations resolution.

The second day of strikes extends a new phase in Moscow’s air campaign, suggesting it plans to keep up its strong support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The U.S., which wants Assad out, has expressed concerns about Moscow and Tehran’s stepped-up military coordination.

Opinion Journal: Russia’s Iranian Airbases

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Editorial Page Writer Sohrab Ahmari on the strategic significance of Moscow’s military relationship with Tehran.

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