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Video: This is why Russia is in Syria

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Posted at 1:30 PM, Oct 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-13 14:30:18-04

Russian President Vladamir Putin said his forces are in Syria to provide protection to the world.

At a forum in Moscow, the Russian president told his audience he is seeking to combat terrorism. Russia made a surprise move a couple of weeks ago when it carried out airstrikes in Syria.

Watch the video above for more about why Russia is in Syria.