Russian Parliament green lights use of troops in Syria

September 30, 2015 9:08 AM

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Russian Parliament green lights use of troops in Syria

Russian lawmakers voted unanimously on Wednesday to let President Vladimir Putin send Russian troops to Syria. The Kremlin sought to play down the decision, saying it will only use its air force there, not ground troops.

Mr. Putin has to request parliamentary approval for any use of Russian troops abroad, according to the Constitution.

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