Russia lawmakers agree indefinite military presence in Syria

October 7, 2016 3:11 PM

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Russia lawmakers agree indefinite military presence in Syria

MOSCOW — Russia’s parliament ratified a treaty with Syria on Friday that allows Russian troops to stay indefinitely in the Mideast country, a show of support for embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The development comes against the backdrop of a Syrian army onslaught on the rebel-held eastern part of the city of Aleppo in northern Syria, which has been backed by Russian warplanes. Since the collapse of a U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire last month, ties between Moscow and Washington have grown ...

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