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Russian S-400s relocated near Turkey. Hizballah shifts units, rockets into Syria

Posted By admin On October 18, 2012 @ 2:55 am In World News | Comments Disabled

DEBKA [1]file [1]
Oct 18, 2012

The Assad regime has found succor in another, more powerful quarter: Moscow has announced the deployment starting Wednesday, Oct. 17, of advanced S-400 interceptor missile batteries in Russia’s southern military region opposite Turkey.

Russian military spokesman Col. Igor Gorbul described those missiles as “targeting Turkey” against its involvement in NATO’s missile shield program.  He emphasized that the S-400s are capable of destroying all types of airplanes, as well as ultra-stratospheric and ballistic missiles.

DEBKAfile’s military sources say that, beside the issue of the NATO missile defense system to which Russia is firmly opposed, Moscow is relaying a double warning to Ankara on two additional scores:

One, that any more interceptions of Syria-bound aircraft coming from Russia after the incident of Oct. 10 would bring forth a Russian military response; and two, that Moscow will not tolerate aerial intrusion in the Syrian conflict by Turkey or any other NATO member. This warning was directed specifically against the imposition of a no-fly zone over Syria which Turkey is in the process of enforcing.

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[1] DEBKA: http://www.debka.com/article/22446/Russian-S-400s-relocated-near-Turkey-Hizballah-shifts-units-rockets-into-Syria

[2] NATO votes to deploy Patriot missiles on Turkey-Syria border: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nato-votes-to-deploy-patriot-missiles-on-turkey-syria-border.html

[3] US-led NATO intervention begins in Syria war. Patriots in Turkey: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-led-nato-intervention-begins-in-syria-war-patriots-in-turkey.html

[4] Russia-Syria plane carried ‘ammunition’ – Turkey PM: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-syria-plane-carried-ammunition-turkey-pm.html

[5] Armenia-to-Syria flight lands in Turkey for ‘security check’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/armenia-to-syria-flight-lands-in-turkey-for-security-check.html

[6] Russian Military Experts Say The US Patriot Missiles On The Syrian Border Are Actually Pointed At Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russian-military-experts-say-the-us-patriot-missiles-on-the-syrian-border-are-actually-pointed-at-iran.html

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