Putin Tells Assad Will Give Syria S-300 Air Defense System Syrian Presidency

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BEIRUT – Russian President Vladimir Putin told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that Moscow would supply its ally with an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, Assad’s office said.

“President Putin … informed President Assad that Russian will develop the Syrian air defense systems,” the Syrian presidency said in a statement.

(Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Alison Williams)




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