Warships loaded with tanks and military supplies spotted 'leaving Turkey for Syria'


Russian warships loaded with tanks have been spotted leaving Turkish waters headed for Syria.
It comes as the world awaits Vladimir Putin's response to airstrikes on Assad's chemical weapons programme carried out by the US, UK and France.
Putin is expected to order 'payback' in the form of a cyber warfare in the West.
But images posted online suggest Russia will also step up its military efforts in the Syrian region.
Orsk, Russia's amphibious transport ship, was seen leaving the Bosphorus strait on Sunday.
Naval observer Yoruk Isik said it was headed for Tartus, Russia's coastal base in Syria, for the fourth time.
It was loaded up with appeared to be tanks, lorries and military hardware.
Mr Isik highlighted that a Pelena-6 communications jammer looks to have been installed on the chassis of one of the tanks.
A second ship, the yellow tanker RoRo Alexandr Tkachenko was also pictured carrying trucks and materials for bridge construction.


ussia has launched a “dirty tricks” campaign against Britain and the US in the wake of the Syria airstrikes as Boris Johnson warned of the need to be prepared for retaliatory attacks.
Whitehall sources on Sunday night confirmed a Pentagon analysis that showed a 20-fold increase in Russian-sourced “disinformation” being spread online since the cruise missile attacks on Syria in the early hours of Saturday.
There are fears that it could be a precursor to a campaign of cyber attacks by the Kremlin, and the Foreign Secretary said Britain must take “every possible precaution” to guard against it.