In yet another show of force, amid the intensifying uprising against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's regime, the Syrian army held an extensive exercise last month. On display were two recent additions to its arsenal—the medium-range Buk-M2 self-propelled air defense system and the Bastion coastal defense system. Syrian state television showed the top brass of the Syrian army watching live missile firings of the two systems acquired from Russia. Apparently, the exercise was meant to ...


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