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Vets: Syria Not Another Afghanistan for Russia

  • Daniel Schearf

Russia's military strikes in Syria against enemies of President Bashar al-Assad have raised fears of a proxy war against U.S.-armed rebels. The concerns echo the Soviet Union's 1979 intervention in Afghanistan. Russian veterans of the Afghan War, however, say a similar conflict in Syria is unlikely as long as ground troops are not involved. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow.

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