Iranian navy ships return from Syria through Suez

By REUTERS
February 21, 2012 10:07

CAIRO - Two Iranian naval ships returned from Syria through the Suez Canal on Tuesday, a Suez Canal source said.

The ships entered the canal from the Mediterranean Sea early in the morning, heading south towards the Red Sea, and were expected to leave the canal on Tuesday afternoon, the source said.

The ships had docked at the Syrian port of Tartous, in a show of support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, a regional ally of Iran.

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