Russia sends anti-aircraft missiles to Syria

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Moscow,November 5: Russia has sent anti-aircraft missiles to Syria in order to safeguard its jets involved in airstrikes against militants in the war-battered Arab country, the commander of the Russian Air Force was quoted as saying on today.

Russia has been carrying out airstrikes on Islamic State fighters in Syria since the end of September at the request of President Bashar Assad, Russia's long-term ally.

Russian officials have insisted that their military involvement in Syria will be limited to an air force operation.

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