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Israeli Defense Minister Concerned About Russian Deployment to Syria

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Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Guardian – Israel has joined a growing chorus of concern over a reported Russian military buildup in Syria in support of the beleaguered regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Speaking to reporters, Moshe Ya’alon, the Israeli defence minister, echoed claims by western sources that Moscow has in recent days dispatched military advisers and equipment with the main goal of setting up an airbase in the Syrian government-controlled area around Latakia.

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