Iranian navy ships return from Syria through Suez

Reuters , Tuesday 21 Feb 2012

Iranian naval ships travel through the Suez Canal for the third time in over 30 years

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 al-Assad, a regional ally of Iran.

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