Asymmetric Dialogue

Russian MoD corroborates improved performance of Syrian air defences

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said that Syrian air defences were able to shoot down Israeli stand-off missiles on 9 April.

Russia has reportedly supplied another 40 Pantsyr-S1 systems to Syria.Photo by: Syrian Arab News Agency
The MoD released a statement to news agencies saying that two Israeli F-15 jets launched eight missiles at the T4 (Tiyas) Air Base from Lebanese territory between 0325 and 0353 h Moscow time (0025 and 0053 h GMT) that morning. It said that Syrian air defences destroyed five of the missiles, but three reached the western part of the airfield.

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