Moscow Deploys Anti-Missile System In Syria

April 16, 2023 12:18 am27 commentsViews: 210

For the first time Russia has deployed advanced anti-missile system to fight against the rebels of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria with ramping up of the military operations.

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However, reports suggest the latest move could potentially counter any American cruise missile attack in the country.

It is said the system has a range of about 150 miles and it arrived over the weekend on the docks of a Russian naval base along the Mediterranean coastal city of Tartus of Syria.

The system is SA-23 and is not yet operational. United States intelligence community is learned to has been observing its shipment.

The SA-23 is reported can fire two different types of missiles. One of those are smaller missile that is used against aircraft and the other is cruise missiles that is called as Gladiator by NATO.

In mid-September an American airstrike killed mistakenly 60 people including Syrian soldiers while targeting Islamic State militants. Syrian government and its Russian allies claimed the assault was deliberate, despite American apologies.

In early last month US and Russia agreed for ceasefire in Syria and despite it attacks were reported.

Just ahead of the ceasefire the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gave a message to the opposition forces that the country is determined to regain all the territories from the terror groups and re-establish security as well as safety.

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