Planes Sent to Evacuate Russians in Syria

As power outage strikes Damascus

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 21, 2013 5:55 PM CST

(Newser) – Moscow sent two planes to pick up Russian citizens trapped in Syria's civil war today as a power outage struck Damascus and a swath of the country's south, report Russia Today and the AP. The Russian planes were headed for Beirut, where about...   Read full story »

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