A ship carrying military helicopters to Syria is returning to Russia, but will ultimately deliver the shipment to Syria, Russia announced Thursday.
Jordan, meanwhile, announced that a pilot in the Syrian military who fled with his jet will be granted asylum.
The Russian ship - part of an international row over Russia arming Syria - was forced to turn back after a British company withdrew its insurance coverage due to the nature of the cargo.
In recent days, reports surfaced about the ship. On Thursday, Russia announced it was carrying "Syrian attack helicopters," state-run news agency Ria Novosti reported.FULL STORY