Russia deploys advanced S-300 missile system to Syria to protect against US jet strikes
The deployment is a sign that Vladimir Putin is planning to ramp up his operations in the war-ravaged country.
US officials have warned that the weapon system could be used to counter American missile attacks inside Syria.
Parts of the complicated weapon - known as S-300 in Russia or as SA-23 Gladiator by NATO - began arriving in Syria over the weekend at Russia’s Tartus base on the Mediterranean.
The S-300 has a range of around 150 miles and is used to protect against airborne threats as opposed to vehicle and human targets on the ground.
Russia’s Defence Ministry confirmed on Tuesday... read more
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