Russia sent missile systems to Syria: air force chief

Russian leader Vladimir Putin (3rd left) watches the assembly of shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles at an arms production facility in KolomnaRussia sent anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria to back up its air campaign, the commander of the air force Viktor Bondarev said in an interview published Thursday. “We sent there not just fighter planes, strike aircraft and helicopters but also anti-aircraft rocket systems,” Bondarev told Komsomolskaya Pravda tabloid daily.

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