Syria denies Russia, China war games

2012-06-19 20:53
Syrian army gun purportedly firing towards Zabadani, Syria. (AFP)

Syrian army gun purportedly firing towards Zabadani, Syria. (AFP)

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Moscow - An adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denied an Iranian media report that Syria would host Russian, Chinese and Iranian military forces for joint exercises, the Russian news agency Interfax reported on Tuesday.

An Iranian news agency, Fars, reported that 90 000 troops and hundreds of ships, tanks and warplanes from the four countries would take part in the war games on land and sea in Syria soon.

"There will be nothing like that. This is one of those [pieces of] false information that are distributed about [Syria]," Interfax quoted Bouthaina Shabaan, an adviser to Assad who was in Moscow on Tuesday, as saying.

Interfax said it was referring to a report on al-Arabiya television that was similar to the Fars article.

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