Russia has supplied two Bastion coastal missile systems to Syria, concluding a controversial $300 million arms deal inked with the Syrian government four years ago. Russian sources say the new missile system will “enable Syria to protect its entire coast from a possible seaborne attack.” Delivery of these medium-range, shore-based anti-ship missile systems is taking place as Syria appears to grow increasingly unstable. If the Bashar al-Assad regime collapses, the weapons could be transferred ...


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