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Russia sends intelligence ship to Syria coast: Report

Last Updated: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 16:04

Moscow: Russia has sent a reconnaissance vessel from its Black Sea fleet to the coast off Syria, as Moscow anxiously watches Western plans for military action against the Damascus regime, a report said Monday.

The SSV-201 intelligence ship Priazovye started its voyage yesterday evening "to the appointed region of military service in the eastern Mediterranean," a military source told the Interfax news agency.

"The crew have the mission... Of collecting operative information in the region of an escalating conflict," it added.

First Published: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 16:03
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