Rus­sia adds bat­tery of mis­siles

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MOS­COW — The Rus­sian mil­i­tary said it has beefed up its forces in Syria with state-of-the-art air de­fense mis­siles.

The De­fense Min­istry said Tues­day that a bat­tery of the S-300 air de­fense mis­sile sys­tems has been de­ployed to Syria to pro­tect a Rus­sian navy fa­cil­ity in the Syr­ian port of Tar­tus and Rus­sian navy ships in the area.

The de­ploy­ment will add punch to the Rus­sian mil­i­tary force in Syria, which has long-range S-400 mis­sile de­fense sys­tems and an ar­ray of other sur­face-to-air mis­siles at the He­meimeem air base in Syria’s coastal prov­ince of Latakia.

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