Cuba denies sending troops to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Deutsche Welle reports: Last week the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies issued what it called an unconfirmed report from an unspecified source that Cuban troops had been seen in Syria “in support of Syria’s dictator Assad and Russian involvement in that country.” US news channel Fox News repeated the claims on Wednesday and said an unnamed US official had “confirmed” them.

On Saturday the Cuban government called the reports “irresponsible and unfounded.”

Havana’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying it “categorically denies and refutes the irresponsible and unfounded information regarding the supposed presence of Cuban troops in the Syrian Arab Republic.”

On Thursday, a White House spokesman said the US government had seen no evidence to indicate the reports were true. [Continue reading…]

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