(Worthy News) - Russia has confirmed sending special forces troops to Syria over the past few weeks to support its mission backing the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.
“The special forces were pulled out of Ukraine and sent to Syria,“ a Russian Ministry of Defense official told the WSJ. The anonymous official seemed to explicitly admit to a Russian military presence in the Ukraine, something which the Kremlin has fiercely denied.
The Russian official added that the special forces, who are "akin to a Delta Force," the elite special forces unit in the US military, had been operating in pro-Russian rebel held areas of Ukraine before being called off to Syria. [ Source ]
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