US official: Russia sends troops to Syria as peace hopes fade – World News

Russia is sending armed troops to Syria amid escalating violence there, United States military officials told NBC News Friday, in a move certain to frustrate Western efforts to put pressure on the regime of President Bashir Assad.

Moscow has sent a ship carrying a small contingent of combat forces to guard Russia’s deep-water port and military base at the Syrian city of Tartus, the US officials said.

via US official: Russia sends troops to Syria as peace hopes fade – World News.

One thought on “US official: Russia sends troops to Syria as peace hopes fade – World News

  1. William E. Beers 06/15/2012 / 2:09 PM

    Let’s see, Mr. O. We need to distract the people from the terrible economy. How about another war? Always worked before.

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