Are There Or Aren't There Russian Troops In Syria? - KLFY News 10

Are There Or Aren't There Russian Troops In Syria?

    In recent weeks there have been reports of special operations troops from several NATO nations arriving in Syria to assist anti-government rebels and now there are indications Russian combat troops have also arrived in Syria.

     The Russian Navy admits one of its tankers is currently docked at a Syrian port in the Med where it is reportedly assisting in anti-piracy operations.  But the bulk of anti-pirating operations are being conducted in the Indian Ocean not the Med.

     The Russian government says a contingent of Russian Marines is on board the tanker, but only to guard its civilian crew and to also provide protection to Russian citizens in the event the situation in that country deteriorates any further.



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