‘Russian ships gathering off Syria to deter West’

Russia has concentrated five landing ships in the eastern Mediterranean in a show of force  meant to deter Western nations from intervening militarily in Syria, The Sunday Times quoted a Russian diplomat as saying.

According to the report, the ships are carrying military vehicles and hundreds of Russian marines, and are being accompanied by combat vessels.

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‘Russian ships gathering off Syria to dete… JPost – Middle East

So the proxy war continues. However, if something goes wrong then it is entirely possible that we could see the jump to a great-power war.