Havana denies talk of Cuban troops in Syria

Smoke billows following reported Syrian regime bombings on rebel positions in Jobar, in eastern Damascus, on October 15, 2015A senior official in Havana “categorically” denied reports that Cuban troops were in Syria supporting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Talk of up to 300 Cuban soldiers sent to Syria originated in the Fox News network on Wednesday, citing an unnamed US official as source. The Fox story also mentioned that the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies learned that the head of the Cuban armed forces visited Syria with a military team to support the Assad regime.

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