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Russia strives to present itself as the rebuilder of Aleppo

The Mufti of Chechnya, Salah Mezhiev, toured Syria in April. He visited Damascus and the war-torn city of Aleppo, a city recaptured by Syrian troops and their Russian allies in December after vicious fighting. Mezhiev met Chechen troops serving in a military police contingent deployed by Russia this year. He expressed the desire of the Chechen […]