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Toll in twin bombing in Syria's Tartus rises to 30 dead

At least 30 people were killed and 45 injured in a double bomb attack in Syria`s coastal Tartus province on Monday, state media said in a new toll.

Tartus in Syria, a supplier of `martyrs` for Assad

Tartus has itself largely escaped the conflict in Syria, but posters of its sons killed fighting for the regime elsewhere in the country line the western city`s main road.

Russia denies closure of embassy, naval base in Syria

Moscow has denied the reports suggesting closure of Russian embassy in the Syria`s capital city and evacuation of a naval base in its second largest port city of Tartus.

Russian warships not to enter Syria port: Navy Chief

The Western Syrian port of Tartus is Russia`s only foreign naval base outside the former Soviet Union.