MEDIA-Russia in biggest naval Mediterranean build-up since Syrian intervention - Izvestia

by Reuters
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 07:49 GMT

Aug 28 (Reuters) - The Russian Navy has dispatched the biggest task force to the Mediterranean Sea since the start of Russia's intervention in the Syrian conflict in September 2015, Russian daily Izvestia reported.

* The task force includes 10 ships and two submarines

* Most of the ships carry 'Kalibr' cruise missiles

* Several more ships are on their way to join the task force

* Izvestia cites military experts as saying the fleet will be able to support the Syrian army's campaign in rebel-held Idlib Province

* Russia intervened in the Syrian Civil War in 2015 backing the government of President Bashar al-Assad -- Source link: (http://bit.ly/2ohPyGU) -- Note: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy (Reporting by Moscow newsroom)

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