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Russian Navy Can Stay In Tartus, Say Opposition Activists

April 18 2012


The Syrian opposition has indicated that the Russian navy can continue to use the Syrian port at Tartus if President Bashar Assad is overthrown, reports Interfax-AVN.

"As far as Russia's naval base in Tartus is concerned, we are not opposed to it because we think that Russia does not have any colonial, aggressive intentions in relation to our country and the region," said the head of the Syrian National Coordination Council.

The opposition wants other forms of military...

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