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Russia’s Syria-Bound Ship Carrying Air-Defense Systems

July 16, 2012

(Corrects to restore dropped word from headline.)

The Russian ship MV Alaed carrying repaired Syrian helicopters also has air-defense systems onboard, Interfax reported, citing an unidentified military official. The vessel is presently en route to St. Petersburg, according to the news service.

To contact the reporter on this story: Paul Abelsky in Moscow at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Balazs Penz at

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