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Story Shifts On Russian Helicopter Allegations

June 14 2012


Obama administration officials say an alleged shipment of Russian-made attack helicopters to Syria may involve repaired aircraft, not new gunships, reports the New York Times.

Earlier this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia of supporting the Syrian government in its fight against rebels, citing the helicopter shipment as an example of its ongoing weapons sales.

Some U.S. officials said that Syria sent helicopters to Russia a few months ago for routine...

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