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Syrian conflict: Kerry expresses concern over reports of Russian 'military build-up'

  • The US has expressed concern over reports of Russia’s military build-up in Syria, according to the US State Department.

    Media reports claim that Moscow has sent advisers and equipment to Syria to bolster support to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, whose forces are involved in a complex civil war.

    US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov that such a move by Moscow would only escalate the Syrian conflict.

     

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