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Russia Sends Missiles to Syria to Protect Its Jets

The head of Russia's air force said Thursday the military has sent anti-aircraft missiles to Syria in order to protect the Russian planes that have been conducting airstrikes there since the end of September. Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper that the Russian jets were at risk of being attacked or hijacked during their missions. Russia's air campaign has come under scrutiny by others operating in the region, particularly the...

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