Russian General says Syrian air-defense `effective, non-nonsense’

Russian General says Syrian air-defense `effective, non-nonsense’

December 22, 2012 – 15:58 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Syrian armed forces have effective air-defense
systems that can fend off massive airstrikes against the country, a
senior Russian military official said on Saturday, December 22,
according to RIA Novosti.
`Syria’s air-defense system is a no-nonsense force. As a result, no
one has ever used serious air combat power against it,’ Ground Forces
Air Defense commander Maj. Gen. Alexander Leonov said in an interview
with radio Ekho Moskvy.
Syria’s air defense systems are a primary target for the insurgents, he added.
Syria’s opposition coalition on Thursday reiterated its condemnation
of the Russian government’s policy and position on political and
military support for President Bashar al-Assad’s regime but denied it
has declared `open season’ on Russian nationals.
Russia has staunchly opposed all international efforts to crack down
on Assad, including in the UN Security Council, saying they are biased
in favor of the Syrian opposition.
The UN has estimated that nearly 40,000 have died since the violence
began in March 2011.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

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