Russia Sends Missile Systems to Syria to Stop Its Jets Being Hijacked

by Reuters /  / Updated 

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MOSCOW — Russia has sent missile systems to Syria to protect its military forces, the head of Russia's air force said Thursday.

Colonel General Viktor Bondarev said fighter jets could be hijacked in countries neighboring Syria and used to attack Russian forces.

"We have calculated all possible threats. We have sent not only fighter jets, bombers and helicopters, but also missile systems," Bondarev told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper. "We must be ready."

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