This is early news and the analysis may be incorrect but it is not unexpected. The Russian/Syrian advance in Syria is meeting resistance. Russia ‘reducing air strikes against Syrian rebels’ as quick win proves elusive.

Russia is reducing its air strikes against Syrian insurgents, as the intervention fails to hand a swift advantage to pro-government forces.

Moscow’s daily strike rate peaked on Tuesday with warplanes flying 88 sorties against 86 targets. But in a statement on Wednesday, the Russian Defence Ministry said it would be reducing the frequency of strikes to support a stuttering regime offensive.

Reuters verifies the reduced air activity.

If you had been frequenting the sites with a lot of pro Russian commenters you would have thought that Russia was going to clean up the Middle East in six months tops. It may take them some longer.