Russia is reportedly close to giving Syria a new missile defense system — and Israel just vowed to destroy it if attacked

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Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that if Russia planned to give the Syrian military S-300 air defense systems, then Israel “will destroy them”
The response comes after a news report in the Russian news outlet Kommersant, which reported that Moscow would soon come to a decision to give S-300s to the Syrian military.
Israel’s air force is one of the most advanced in the world, and it has already struck targets in Syria over 100 times.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday downplayed Israeli concerns over Russia’s purported plans to outfit the Syrian military with its powerful S-300 air defense system, but stressed that Israel would retaliate if such a battery were used against its aircraft.

“What’s important is that defense systems being supplied by Russia to Syria aren’t used against us,” Liberman said during a live interview with the Ynet news site.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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