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Russia began a military intervention in Syria on 30 September 2015 after the Syrian Government asked for help to fight terrorist organisations. It consists of airstrikes by Russia against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, al-Qaeda in the Levant and other enemies of the internationally recognized Syrian government. Subsequently, it was reported that Iran was expanding its already significant presence in Syria, in the form of hundreds of troops, and reportedly planning a ground offensive in conjuction with Syrian Armed Forces and allies under Russian air-cover. Prior to the intervention, Russia’s involvement in the Syrian Civil War had mainly consisted of arming the Syrian Army. Russia intervened after a formal request from the Syrian government for military help against rebel and jihadist groups in Syria.