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Russian air missiles for Syria

Russia's deputy foreign minister has confirmed that Moscow will provide Syria with state-of-the art air defence missiles to prevent foreign intervention in the country.

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Britain to urge for Syria arms ban to be lifted

The UK will push for the European Union's arms embargo on Syria to be lifted to allow the potential supply of weapons to forces opposed to Bashar Assad's regime.

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad seen during an operation in Aleppo Credit: Reuters

At a meeting in Brussels today, Foreign Secretary William Hague will argue there is a "compelling" case for easing the restrictions in order to strengthen the rebels' position.

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