Moscow: US is conducting a military buildup for strike in Syria

Maj.-Gen. Igor Konashenkov was quoted by Russia news agencies as saying Monday that the USS Ross, a guided-missile destroyer, had entered the Mediterranean on Aug. 25, armed with 28 Tomahawk cruise missiles capable of hitting any target in Syria. Konashenkov is the senior Russian Defense Ministry spokesman. DEBKAfile: Five Russian warships were on their way from the Black Sea to the Syrian port of Tartus over the weekend. Read our exclusive analysis of the factors behind the rising US-Russian military tension around Syria.

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