January 20, 2017 / 1:55 PM / 3 years ago

Russia, Syria sign agreement on expanding Tartus naval base

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Syria have signed an agreement on expanding and modernising Russia’s Tartus naval base in Syria, a Russian government document showed.

The agreement envisages that 11 Russian warships can be located in the Tartus base at one time, the document showed.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Alexander Winning

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