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The radar has a detection range of several hundred kilometers and the missiles can allegedly intercept targets up to 200 km. away.
Airstrikes and active air defense across Damascus into the mountains near Lebanon and near Homs 160 km to the north awoke Syrians after midnight in the first hours of Monday.
Explosions were heard in Damascus on Sunday night. According to local reports, the target is the al-Mezzeh airbase, which has been hit by several alleged Israeli airstrikes in the past.
Local experts tell 'Post' in spite of Moscows's interest in Syria, policy-makers consider Syrian president Assad dispensable.
By JOSHUA LIPSON
Russian military academy trains Syrian officers to use other anti-aircraft missile systems, but not S-300 yet.
"Picking sides in Syria’s civil war is a bit like choosing between Hitler and Stalin."
By MICHAEL WIDLANSKI
Battle for town near Lebanese border aimed at securing supply routes, rages for two weeks; UN says army, rebels accountable for suffering of civilians trapped in the crossfire.
Syrian president says Russia committed to military deals, claims that government forces are gaining upper hand in fighting rebels.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON AND TOVAH LAZAROFF
President meets with five new ambassadors including Ghanian, Bulgarian, Greek and first ever Guyanan ambassador.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
'Le Monde' reports witnessing attacks waged by Syrian military.
Exiled Syrian chemical arms scientist discusses Assad's arsenal, says he has used small quantities of sarin to stop rebel advances.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The background to Turkey’s current dilemmas with Damascus can be traced back to the ruins of the Ottoman Empire
By BRUCE MADDY-WEITZMAN
According to Al-Arabiya report, opposition claims chemical weapons used in Damascus and another town.
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