MESOP TODAYS RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS – Russian Troops Head to Aleppo City

By Leith Fadel –   30 Aug 2016 – Local activists in Aleppo City reported on Monday that a convoy of Russian Marines were seen traveling along the Al-Castillo Highway towards government-controlled parts of the provincial capital.

According to these local reports, the total number of Russian Marines that arrived in Aleppo today is estimated between 80-100 military personnel. If true, this news would follow the recent diplomatic developments taking place between the U.S. and Russian governments regarding the possibility of conducting joint airstrikes against the jihadists.These reports could not be verified by Al-Masdar’s military sources in the Aleppo Governorate.