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Syria says it would welcome Russian army base in Latakia

The Syrian ambassador in Moscow said on Wednesday Damascus would welcome the deployment of a Russian military base in the city of Latakia

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The Syrian ambassador in Moscow said on Wednesday Damascus would welcome the deployment of a Russian military base in the city of Latakia (Lattakia) if Moscow decides to build one there, Interfax news agency reported.

“If Russia agrees, Syria would only welcome such a step, because it would be aimed against terrorism on our soil,” Interfax is quoting Riad Haddad as saying.

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