Vladimir Putin has now sent the country’s elite Spetnaz into the war zone.
There is speculation that the offensive will be boasted by the China’s People’s Liberation Army, following a number of reports of military movements in the region backed up by strong words from a senior government member at a United Nations meeting.
China was planning on joining the fight against ISIS “in the coming weeks”, according to a Syrian army official.
While Beijing insists it will abide by the United Nations (UN) in the region, hints of an action were backed up when it spoke strongly about a coordinated response to the rising terrorist threat.
Quoting Igor Morozov (Russian Federation Committee on International Affairs) has confirmed that the Chinese aircraft carrier, Lianoning, and a guided missile cruiser were heading to the area.
Chinese military advisers were already in the region.