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  Sivan 25, 5772 , 15/06/12

Russia Renovated Helicopters for Syria

The State Department of the United States admitted, Thursday evening, that - contrary to claims made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - helicopters recently delivered from Russia to Syria were returned after renovation and not new aircraft.

At the same time, spokeswoman Victoria Nuland made it clear that the U.S. was concerned that these choppers would be used by the government of President Bashar Al-Assad for violent suppression of his government's opponents.

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