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    Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said that media reports on a new Russian base in Syria may be an attempt to cover-up information about Turkey's deployment of a large group of troops to the Syrian border.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Media reports on a new Russian base in Syria may be an attempt to cover-up information about Turkey's deployment of a large group of troops to the Syrian border, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Monday.

    "[Russia] has no 'new' airbases or additional 'stage' airfields for Russian warplanes in the Syrian Arab Republic, and has no plans to create them [in the future]," according to Konashenkov told journalists.

    Earlier The Times published a story claiming that Russia had plans of creating a new airbase in Syria.

    "Rumors published by "The Times" newspaper on that issue is an amateurish farce or an attempt to cover up information about Turkey's deployment of a large group of troops to the Syrian border in the Qamishli district," Konashenkov said.


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