Russia sends anti-aircraft missiles to protect Syria strike jets

Published: Thursday 5th November 2015 by The News Editor

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Russia has sent anti-aircraft missiles to Syria to safeguard its jets involved in air strikes against militants.

Colonel General Viktor Bondarev, commander of the Russian Air Force, told the daily Komsomolskaya Pravda that Russia’s fighter jets could be attacked or hijacked while on their missions. He did not specify the type of missiles Russia provided.

Russia has been carrying out air strikes on Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria since the end of September at the request of long-term ally President Bashar Assad.

But Russian officials insist that the military involvement in Syria, which has been embroiled in a civil war since 2011, will be limited to an air force operation.

Published: Thursday 5th November 2015 by The News Editor

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