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Russians deploy deadly S-300 to Syria

Posted 4 October 2018 · Add Comment

Following the tragic shoot down of the Russian Air Force Ilysuhin Il-20 on September 17, the Russian MOD announced on October 3 it had deployed the deadly S-300 air defence system to Syria, reports Alan Warnes.

The eaves-dropping Il-20 was shot down by Syrian Army S-200s by mistake after targeting Israeli F-16s at the time.
The S-300 systems have been airlifted by three Russian An124-100s, which made a staggering 27 flights to the base at Hmeimim Air Base. According to Russian Army’s Lieutenant-General Beatzhev the four S-300 launchers will completely ‘block’ the Syrian-Israeli border. They will also pose a significant threat to the US and its allies bombing Islamic State and its affiliates in Syria. Alan Warnes
 

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