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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Russia Defiant As Missile System 'Sent To Syria'

Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound)Russia has urged the US to engage in military co-operation amid reports it is sending an advanced anti-aircraft missile system to Syria.

Two Western officials and a Russian source told Reuters that Moscow is sending Pantsir-S missiles to the war-torn country where the US has been engaging in airstrikes on Islamic State. Russia is also staging naval exercises off Syria's coast.

The anti-aircraft system would be operated by Russian troops, rather than Syrians, the Western officials said.

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