Russia sends tanks, artillery to Syria: US official

September 15, 2015 7:22 AM

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WASHINGTON: Russia has sent artillery units and seven tanks to a Syrian air base as part of Moscow's continued military buildup in the war-ravaged nation, a US official said Monday.

The increase of Russian hardware in Syria has caused concerns in the West about the implications of Moscow militarily helping its old ally, president Bashar al-Assad.

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