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March 20, 2012 12:00 am

Russian Anti-Terror Soldiers Enter Syria, Report Says

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Free Syrian Army fighters gather near a building hit by a Syrian Army tank in Idlib, north Syria, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Photo: wiki commons.

Fox News – Reports of Russian anti-terror troops on the ground in Syria is raising new concerns about whether Russia’s policies are indirectly, or even directly, enabling the brutal crackdown on Syrian protesters.

Russia’s Defense Ministry acknowledged Monday that the navy’s Iman oil tanker arrived at the Syrian port of Tartus 10 days ago on a mission to assist Russian navy ships on anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden and “for demonstrating the Russian presence in the turbulent region and possible evacuation of Russian citizens,” the Black Sea Fleet told Interfax news agency.

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