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Press TV: Russia prepared to deploy ground forces to Syria: Sources
Syrian military sources say Moscow has informed Damascus of its preparedness to dispatch ground troops to the Arab country to help Syrian government forces with battles against the foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists.
The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, revealed on Monday that the Russian special forces were ready to be deployed in the areas where Syrian troops were engaged in serious battles against the terrorist groups.
They further noted that the technical aspects of the plan had already been drawn up, and that it would be implemented once the Damascus government puts in an official request and Russian President Vladimir Putin issues the order.
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WNU Editor: Russia's air force is there, as well as Russian special forces and contractors. But deploying ground troops will be a definite Russian escalation in this conflict. On a side note, Syrian President Assad has already indicated that he will not object to such a Russian deployment .... Assad Not Ruling Out Russian Ground Troops' Help in Syria (Sputnik).