US sources: Russia has brought Cuban troops to Syria

A Russian airlift has just carried a Cuban military unit to fight for Bashar Assad’s army in Syria, according to US defense sources, who add that the Cuban chief of staff Gen. Leopoldo Cintra Frias has just also arrived in Syria. DEBKAfile: The Cuban military injection into the Syria war expands the Russian warfront. Finding Cuban troops to drive Syrian tanks in assaults on Syrian rebels is a major achievement for Moscow, especially since Washington has presented the recent reconciliation between the US and Cuba as one of the great diplomatic feats of the Obama administration. 

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