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Russian military man Syrian air defenses

Russian military presence in Syria poses challenge to US-led intervention

Advisers deployed with surface-to-air systems bolster President Assad's defences and complicate outcome of any future strikes

Syria crisis – an
Assad regime military vehicle destroyed by rebels during clashes in
Bayada neighborhood, Homs province. Photograph: Associated Press

Russian military advisers are manning some of Syria's more sophisticated air defences – something that would complicate any future US-led intervention, the Guardian has learned.

advisers have been deployed with new surface-to-air systems and
upgrades of old systems, which Moscow has supplied to the Assad regime
since the Syrian revolution broke out 21 months ago.The depth and
complexity of Syria's anti-aircraft

Added: Dec-24-2012 Occurred On: Dec-23-2012
By: Rockardgb
World News
Tags: Russia, Syria, Military, Air Defense
Location: Syria (load item map)
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