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Russia deploys advanced anti-missile system to Syria for first time

Russia deploys advanced anti-missile system to Syria for first time

October 4, 2016, 10:21 AM (IDT)

Russia has deployed an advanced anti-missile system to Syria for the first time, according  US officials.

While Moscow’s motives are not certain, officials say the new weapon system could potentially counter any American cruise missile attack in Syria.

Components of the SA-23 Gladiator anti-missile and anti-aircraft system, which has a range of roughly 150 miles, arrived over the weekend “on the docks” of a Russian naval base along Syria’s Mediterranean coastal city of Tartus, two US officials said.

 

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