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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Why are Russians flocking to join Syria mission?


AFP) When Oxana's sailor father left his home in Crimea's Black Sea port of Sevastopol in September, he just said he would be going to "the Mediterranean Sea."

But the family soon realized the true purpose of his mission - Russia's military operation in Syria.

"They sent a bunch of ships from Sevastopol and everyone they could find to make up the crews," said Oxana, who agreed to speak to AFP on condition her family name not be published to protect her father. (READ MORE)