US Officials Believe Russia Deployed S-300 Advanced Anti-Missile System to Syria

© Sputnik / Ramil Sitdikov / Go to the photo bankS-300V and S-300VM anti-aircraft long distance missile systems showcased at the 2nd International Forum 'Engineering Technologies 2012' in Zhukovsky outside Moscow.
S-300V and S-300VM anti-aircraft long distance missile systems showcased at the 2nd International Forum 'Engineering Technologies 2012' in Zhukovsky outside Moscow. - Sputnik International
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Moscow has for the first time deployed the S-300 (NATO reporting name SA-23 Gladiator) advanced anti-missile and anti-aircraft system to Syria, Fox News reported Tuesday, citing three unnamed US officials.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — According to the Fox News broadcaster, the anti-missile system arrived at a naval base in Syria’s coastal city of Tartus over the weekend in the first foreign deployment of the S-300.

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There has been no official confirmation of the move from Moscow so far.

The news come a day after the United States suspended its engagement with Russia on Syria ceasefire, citing Moscow’s and the Syrian government's alleged non-compliance with the peace accords.

The S-300 anti-missile and anti-aircraft system has a range of up to 150 miles.

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