Russia lawmakers mull indefinite military presence in Syria

October 7, 2016 11:46 AM

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Russia lawmakers mull indefinite military presence in Syria

MOSCOW – The Russian parliament is discussing the ratification of a treaty with Syria that allows Russian troops to stay indefinitely in the Mideast country.

Lawmakers spoke in favor of the agreement, in a sign of support for embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom Moscow has backed throughout the devastating civil war.

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