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Syria: Russia and Syria hold first joint naval drills in Mediterranean02:29

Syria: Russia and Syria hold first joint naval drills in Mediterranean

Syrian Arab Republic, near Tartus
December 18, 2019 at 06:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Russian and Syrian navies held joint naval exercises for the first time in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, near the Syrian port city of Tartus, on Tuesday.

Over 2,000 Russian and Syrian soldiers took part in the drills along with fighter jets and ships from Russia's Hmeymim military base, as well as Syrian missile boats and minesweepers.

According to Russian authorities, the drills are aimed at increasing cooperation between the Russian and Syrian militaries.

Syria: Russia and Syria hold first joint naval drills in Mediterranean02:29
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The Russian and Syrian navies held joint naval exercises for the first time in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, near the Syrian port city of Tartus, on Tuesday.

Over 2,000 Russian and Syrian soldiers took part in the drills along with fighter jets and ships from Russia's Hmeymim military base, as well as Syrian missile boats and minesweepers.

According to Russian authorities, the drills are aimed at increasing cooperation between the Russian and Syrian militaries.

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