Syrian monitoring group says Russian forces expanding major airport in coastal Syrian province

September 13, 2015 2:44 PM

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BEIRUT – A Syrian group says Russian forces are expanding the tarmac of a major airport in Syria's coastal province of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad and his minority sect.

The head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdurrahman, says Sunday that witnesses, including officials inside the airport, describe the development as planned to ensure larger planes can land in the airport that houses a military base. The witnesses tell the Observatory...

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