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Warning Update: Russia Expanding Facilities at Tartus Naval Base

By Christopher Kozak with Hugo Spaulding and Daniel UrchickRecent indicators suggest that Russia intends to upgrade its naval facility in the Port of Tartus along the Syrian Coast in tandem with its ongoing air operations based out of Bassel al-Assad International Airport in neighboring Latakia Province.  On September 28, Russian media sources reported the deployment of at least two repair and supply vessels to Tartus with an onboard...