September 24, 2018 / 10:17 AM / 3 months ago

Putin tells Assad will give Syria S-300 air defence system - Syrian presidency

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that Moscow would supply its ally with an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, Assad’s office said.

“President Putin ... informed President Assad that Russian will develop the Syrian air defence systems,” the Syrian presidency said in a statement.

Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Alison Williams

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