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Clinton Says Russia Sending Syria Attack Helicopters

Despite U.S. lobbying against the move, the Obama administration has reported that Russia is sending attack helicopters to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said today at an Brookings Institution that the U.S. was “concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria,” warning that the helicopters “will escalate conflict quite dramatically.” The shipment will likely compound the violence in Syria, and comes amid attacks in Homs and Deir el-Zour. The Russians have yet to comment on Clinton’s statement.

Nina Liss-Schultz

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