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US military aircraft spotted near Syria's Russian bases

IANS  |  Moscow 

Seven US military aircraft have conducted reconnaissance missions near the coast of Syria, where Russia's Hmeymim airbase and naval base are located, Moscow's military flight monitoring centre tweeted on Friday.

Six US Navy patrol aircraft departed from an airbase on the Italian island of Sicilia, and an EP-3E Aries II reconnaissance aircraft flew from the base on the of Crete, reported.

The escalation of tension around comes against the backdrop of reports on the latest use in Eastern Ghouta's Douma which killed 74 people including children.

US had earlier threatened military action against the which he blamed for the

The has denied such an accusation.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 09:48 IST
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