Russia to supply Syria with S-300 anti-missile system

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(Worthy News) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday that Moscow will supply an S-300 anti-missile system to Syria within two weeks, following the downing of the Ilyushin IL-20 by the Syrian forces, who tried to repel an IAF attack.

The anti-aircraft unit will reportedly be equipped with Russian tracking and guidance systems, and is intended to "calm down some hotheads" whose actions "pose a threat to our troops," according to Shoigu.

The announcement comes a day after the ministry presented the findings of its investigation into the downing of the Russian reconnaissance plane, which concluded that Israel bears responsibility for the aircraft's shooting down that killed 15 servcemen. [ Source: Ynet News (Read More...) ]

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