Russian Navy Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier and Kirov-class battle-cruiser transiting to Syria (Photo source: Norwegian Navy)
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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – A large number of Russian warships were recently tracked off the coasts of Syria and Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean region, the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported.

According to the online publication, “experts are seriously concerned about the presence of at least 15 Russian warships and submarines off the coast of Syria. This is the first time such a large military formation has been seen here, which raises suspicions about whether Russia plans to engage in a military special operation against jihadists using the navy.

In a photo shared on their site, the 15 Russian warships and submarines can be seen positioned between the island nation of Cyprus and nearby Syria, along with some ships north of Egypt and another near the central part of the Mediterranean.

Maritime tracking photo showing 15 Russian ships off the coast of Syria and Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean. Twitter: GalandecZP

According to the Telegram channel, Hunter Notes, “one of the last to appear off the coast of Syria was the tanker of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy ‘Akademik Pashin’; boats, and, obviously, this is far from the final number of ships of the Russian Navy located in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea.”

This Russian naval buildup also comes at a time of increased tension between Turkey, Cyprus and Greece in the eastern Mediterranean, as the latter two countries have accused Ankara of encroaching on their territorial waters.

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Hans
Hans
2020-09-12 22:55

IMO they are there to protect Syria from invasion by sea. Lots of NATO vessels close to the Syrian coast at this moment.

Zafar Abbas
Zafar Abbas
2020-09-13 19:51
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I don’t think so. It could be a special operation against jihadist.Russia must cut turkish distraction in Syria.

Zionist Swamp
Zionist Swamp
2020-09-13 23:48
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Israel is now also looking to start a war against Lebanon?

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Ron
2020-09-13 05:45

Anyone like to advise what’s happened to Mr Fadel Senior’s Syrianperspective.com, since this month?

peterbro
peterbro
2020-09-13 11:34
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I have noticed it too, and it is a testament that someone (not mentioning any particular quasi tribe) doesn’t like what it does.
Cathema has a GAB account, but I haven’t been able to find this time.
We’ll just have to wait till Danny gets on top of the attack.

Shah Salih
Shah Salih
2020-09-13 12:14

Its ARMAGEDDON/MALHAMAR time, its approaching, its coming, its on its way, no way out!!!

Timothy Seeger
Timothy Seeger
2020-09-14 20:32
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Some guy named HUNTER , hummmmm , thats got CIA written all over it !

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-09-12 17:25

Maybe Russia passed a deal with Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel and France… Sèvres v2.0?