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Russia 'is building military base in Syria'

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(Worthy News) - Russia is building a military base in Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's heartland, according to American intelligence officials, in the clearest indication yet of deepening Russian support for the embattled regime of Bashar al-Assad.

The anonymous officials say Russia has set up an air traffic control tower and transported prefabricated housing units for up to 1,000 personnel to an airfield serving the Syrian port city of Latakia.

Russia has also requested the rights to fly over neighbouring countries with military cargo aircraft during September, according to the reports.

The claims, which will raise fears that Russia is planning to expand its role in the country’s civil war, will ratchet up tensions between Moscow and Washington over the future of Syria and its brutal ruler. [ Source ]

US warns Russia against more aid to Assad amid new violence

Anti-government violence erupted Saturday in a southern Syrian province that had largely stayed on the sidelines of the country's civil war. Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports suggesting that Russia was planning to expand its military support for Syrian President Bashar Assad prompted a warning from the U.S. that such actions could lead to a confrontation with coalition forces.

The violence in Sweida province, a stronghold of the Druze minority sect, followed the killing of a prominent cleric in rare explosions Friday that claimed the lives of at least 25 others, activists and pro-government media said. Rioters holding the government responsible for the cleric's death destroyed the statue of late Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad and besieged security offices, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and other activist groups said. [ Source ]

Kerry tells Lavrov of US concern over Russian moves in Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry expressed US concern in a telephone call on Saturday with his Russian counterpart over reports of Russia's enhanced military build-up in Syria, the State Department said.

"The secretary made clear that if such reports were accurate, these actions could further escalate the conflict, lead to greater loss of innocent life, increase refugee flows and risk confrontation with the anti-ISIL coalition operating in Syria," the department said, using an acronym for Islamic State. [ Source ]

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7 thoughts on “Russia 'is building military base in Syria'

  1. Gotta remember, they have always pledged to support Syria and the Russsian Spetsnaz was instrumental in getting 99 % of the Iraqui WMD's out out and into Syria before our invasion.. From Syria, hundreds of tons went to Lebanon as well...

  2. The USA, Saudi Arabia and some other nations are to blame for all teh violence in Syria. All because of a pipeline that they want to build from Qatar to Turkey and then to Greece to provide natural gas to Europe and destroy, once and for all the Russian economy and the Russian people. The US and Saudi Arabia have already brought the oil price down from $100 a barrel to $40 a barrel, in order to destroy Russia. 70% of Russia's economy is based on oil exports. By doing so they have also affected my neighboring country, Venezuela. They are starving in Venezuela and people there are even trafficking food.
    Putin is the hero. he is not the bad guy. He does not allow people to take to the streets and promote promiscuity as the US does. Nor does he support gay marriage or abortion.
    I am 46 years old and I have never seen such agreat leader as Vladmir Putin in all my life. (Elisete A Ferronato)

  3. What is a prophetic about Russia building military base in syria? What does America helps or supporting in syria? Do they promote terror or prevent it. Someone is trying to fight Isis which is a terrorise organization but instead of supporting the west try to discourages that move and we call prophetic?

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