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  5/17/2013, Sivan 8, 5773

Report: Russia Supplied Syria Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles


Russia has supplied Syria with advanced cruise missiles for use against ships, according to official American sources, cited Thursday evening by the New York Times.

The missiles are apparently an improved model of the Yakhonts missile that poses a serious threat to navy ships and natural-gas installations, which are 300 kilometers/188 miles from the Syrian coast. Among the improvements is an advanced radar system for a more precise hit.