A recent (31 August, 2015) article from Zero Hedge claims that Russia is currently deploying troops to Syria.
as Ynet reports, not only has Putin not turned his back on Assad, or Syria, but the Russian reinforcements are well on their way. [...]
According to Ynet, Russian fighter pilots are expected to begin arriving in Syria in the coming days, and will fly their Russian air force fighter jets and attack helicopters against ISIS and rebel-aligned targets within the failing state.
The article quotes this Ynet article:
According to Western diplomats, a Russian expeditionary force has already arrived in Syria and set up camp in an Assad-controlled airbase. The base is said to be in area surrounding Damascus, and will serve, for all intents and purposes, as a Russian forward operating base.
In the coming weeks thousands of Russian military personnel are set to touch down in Syria, including advisors, instructors, logistics personnel, technical personnel, members of the aerial protection division, and the pilots who will operate the aircraft.
When I searched for Russian troop deployments to Syria I only came up with news articles that were either years old or the begining of August when Russia said it would not be sending troops to Syria.
Can anyone shed a little impartial light on this?