The Syrian army and its allies see a risk that Islamic State will regroup in eastern Syria as it is forced from the Iraqi city of Mosul.
Ramzan Kadyrov is building a special forces training ground east of Grozny.
The U.S. military the coalition stopped the attacks against what it had believed to be ISIS after Russia informed it that Syrian military personnel may have been hit.
The U.N. has officially implicated the Syrian Air Force in chemical weapon attacks in Syria.
Syrian government forces have also been accused of using chemical weapons.
Bashar-al Assad says MPs were "disconnected from reality" when they called for a referendum.
The dissenting State Department officials have suggested that Obama consider modest military means to halt Syria's barrel-bomber-in-chief.
So far, the Syrian regime has largely avoided fighting ISIS, preferring instead a live-and-let-live strategy and, at times, even coordinating with it.
Reuters reported that the alleged hacker, Peter Romar, was being extradited to the United States on Monday.
Syria's president was full of praise during a visit by a delegation of Russian politicians.
The Chechen leader said he had been invited twice but didn’t have time.
The program aims to avoid mistakes that doomed its first training effort in Turkey last year.