31 Dec '15, 9am

Russia supplies Syria with missiles. Then destroys them after they fall in to rebel hands

Russia supplies Syria with missiles. Then destroys them after they fall in to rebel hands

According to the spokesman, the information center in Bagdad in Iraq informed the Russian military about the redeployment of the Osa air defense missile system to Damascus. After that, reconnaissance units identified a camouflaged reinforced-concrete shelter housing the system. According a video released on Internet, Syrian insurgents captured an SA-8 Gecko from the Syrian army in a military base near Damascus. The SA-8 Gecko NATO code name (Russian name 9K33 OSA) is a russian made highly mobile, low-altitude, short-range tactical surface-to-air missile system. SA-8 Gecko is armed with 6 missiles ready to fire, mounted on the roff of the vehicle. Missile is tracked by radio-command guiding system. Loading platform can carry from 2 to 6 guided missiles. Engagement range for the SA-8 Gecko missile is approximately 2 – 9 km and engagement altitudes of between 50 – 5,000 m. Th...

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