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Clinton says Russia is sending gunships to Syria, could escalate conflict 'quite dramatically'
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Clinton says Russia is sending gunships to Syria, could escalate conflict 'quite dramatically'

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By Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube, NBC News


Syria already has a fleet of the Russian gunships which are armed with rockets, cannons and heavy machine guns.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is one of Russias main weapons customers, according to Reuters, and Moscow sold a large shipment to the country as recently as mid-May.

Russias business relationship with Syria has presented a problem on the U.N. Security Council, which has been seeking a unified stance in confronting the Assad regime. Russia along with China -- two of the councils five permanent members -- has been reluctant to admonish the Syrian leader, despite the growing bloody toll in a conflict that a U.N. official said Tuesday had all the characteristics of a civil war.




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