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EXCLUSIVE: Russia ramps up forces in Syria

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>> En route to Syria, Russia ramping up its forces in the war-ravaged country, seemed to gain more man power as it rains down bombs on rebel-held areas.
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uters analysis of public data shows ten Russian ships passed through the Bosphorus since a ceasefire broke down in late September.
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Twice the number in nearly two weeks before the truce began. Among them is this small missile ships spotted by a Reuters reporter. Its supplies also on the increase, cargo planes flying in reinforcements six times and in six times in six days in October compared to just 12 a month in September and August.
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Military analysts also point to a newly delivered missiles system which they say effectively gives Russia the ability to declare a no fly zone over Syria. The military expansion comes at an acrimonious time for relations between Moscow and Washington after the US walked out on diplomatic talks to end the war.
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>> So it's not a decision we took lightly.>> Analyst say the Kremlin may now be boosting supplies before the situation gets too touchy.