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    Kremlin Comments on Alleged Russian Supply of Tochka Ballistic Missiles to Syria

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    Kremlin has no information on US media reports of alleged Russia's supplies of Tochka tactical ballistic missiles (NATO reporting name SS-21 Scarab) to Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, Fox News claimed citing US officials that Russia had allegedly delivered 50 short-range ballistic missiles to the Syrian port of Tartus.

    "We cannot comment on that. I have no such information," Peskov told reporters when asked to comment on the reports of Russia's alleged supply of 50 Tochka missiles to Syria.

    The Tochka (Point)-U is a mobile missile system, designed to launch precise attacks on the enemy's tactical targets, such as control posts, bridges, storage facilities, troop concentrations and airfields. The modernized version of the Tochka-U, which can carry nuclear, biological or chemical warheads, has a maximum firing range of up to 185 kilometers. 


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