Russia positioning tanks at Syria airfield

Russia has positioned about a half dozen tanks at a Syrian airfield at the center of a military buildup, two US officials said on Tuesday, adding the intentions of Moscow’s latest deployment of heavy military equipment to Syria was unclear. One of the US officials said seven Russian T-90 tanks were observed at the airfield near Latakia, a stronghold of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The two US officials said Russia had also positioned artillery, which they said appeared to be arrayed defensively to protect Russian personnel stationed there.



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