Russia, Syria to hold six-day military drills

Joint Russian-Syrian air force and air defense exercises will begin in Syria on July 5 and last six days, Rear Admiral Oleg Gurinov, head of the Russian Reconciliation Centre for Syria, was quoted as telling Russian news agencies on Tuesday.

"In the course of training it is planned to work out the issues of joint actions of aviation, air defense and electronic warfare forces in repulsion of air strikes," Gurinov said.