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Is Russia taking control of Syria’s air defences?

By Jonathan Marcus on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Russia has been talking about selling the S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria for almost a decade. But it was never delivered; a product of Israeli diplomatic efforts and a certain indifference from Moscow towards Israel’s air campaign over Syria. Now, though, Russia seems to be signalling that its “neutrality” is over and that Israel’s air operations are seen as running counter to its strategic interests. Back in 2011 news…