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Pro-Assad commander: Syrian army boosts air defenses near Golan frontier
BEIRUT - The Syrian army has reinforced its anti-aircraft defencss near the frontier with Israel, a commander in the regional alliance that backs President Bashar Assad said on Tuesday.

 

Additional defenses are set to be deployed in the coming days, the commander told Reuters. The stationing of the Russian-made Pantsir S1 weapon aims "to renew the air defense system against Israel in the first degree," added the commander, a non-Syrian who spoke on condition of anonymity.

 


First published: 06.12.18, 17:12