Russian official says happy to talk to US about its military presence in Syria

September 17, 2015 1:37 PM

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MOSCOW – A spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry says Moscow is happy to talk to Washington about its military presence in Syria.

The West has raised concern over signs of an ongoing Russian military buildup in Syria's coastal province of Latakia, which Washington says signals Moscow's intention to set up a forward air base there.

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