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        5/24/2012, Sivan 3, 5772

      Report: Russia Shipping Arms to Assad


      A Russian ship with arms intended for forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is expected to dock at the Syrian port of Tartus on Saturday, according to a Thursday afternoon report by Al-Arabiya. Russia has a naval base there.

      The West has accused Russia of helping the Assad regime survive, while the Moscow government says the United States is equipping opposition forces to overthrow the Damascus government.