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    Syria Confirms Requesting Military Aid From Russia

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    Ali Ahmadi, an adviser to Syria's information minister, said that when the Russian government comes to the aid of the Syrian army, especially using the Air Force, it helps the Syrian army save the country.

    MOSCOW0 (Sputnik) — An adviser to Syria's information minister confirmed Wednesday that Damascus has requested military aid from Russia.

    "When the Russian government comes to the aid of the Syrian army, especially using the Air Force, it helps the Syrian army save the country. Especially as all this is happening at the request of the Syrian government," Ali Ahmadi told Rossiya-24 television.

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