20 Mar '12, 2pm

Are There or Aren’t there Russian Troops in Syria?: Well, things in Syria are getting a bit more complicated. We...

Are There or Aren’t there Russian Troops in Syria?: Well, things in Syria are getting a bit more complicated. We...

Now, some news reports say the Russian’s claim they’ve just sent a Navy tanker to support anti-piracy operations in Middle Eastern waters and that any troops aboard that ship are simply there to protect the tanker’s civilian crew and that there are no Russian counterterror troop in Syria. Now, the ship is docked in the Syrian port of Tartus on the Mediterranean Sea. That’s a very long way from the Gulf of Aden in the Indian Sea — the site of most anti-piracy ops. Hey, it could just be making a brief port call. Oh wait, other reports say the ship, and its complement of Russian marines, is in Tartus “to demonstrate Kremlin concern over Syria’s stability, and to assist in case of a possible evacuation of Russian civilians from the region”

Full article: http://defensetech.org/2012/03/20/are-there-or-arent-ther...

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