Iranian Navy ships return from Syria through Suez

Two Iranian naval ships returned from Syria through the Suez Canal Tuesday, a Suez Canal source said.

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2012, 14:37 PM IST

Cairo: Two Iranian naval ships returned from Syria through the Suez Canal Tuesday, a Suez Canal source said.

The ships entered the canal from the Mediterranean Sea early in the morning, heading south toward the Red Sea, and were expected to leave the canal Tuesday afternoon, the source said.

The ships had docked at the Syrian port of Tartous, in a show of support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a regional ally of Iran.

PTI