Russia sends fighter jets into Syria

September 19, 2015 2:26 AM

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Russia sends fighter jets into Syria

US officials claim Russia has sent at least four fighter jets to Syria as it continues to bolster the embattled forces of Bashar al Assad.

Moscow had already sent troops and military hardware, including helicopter gunships, tanks and as many 500 Russian marines, to an airfield near the Syrian port city of Latakia, the US claims.

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