The Pentagon: Russian Air Defense in Syria complicates US military operations

New air defense systems deployed by Russia in Syria may alter the course of US military operations in the region as stated by commander of the Central Command Joseph Votel at a hearing before the US Senate.

“Over the past few months, Russia has deployed new surface-to-air defense systems, they are ready for use, and this affects our freedom to maneuver in the area,” he noted.

He stated that the United States needs to explore ways to decrease the possibility of an incident with the Russian military in Syria as the likelihood of mistakes and miscalculations increases on both sides. 

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