Russia sends S-300 back home from Syria amid Ukraine invasion, satellite images show

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Russia sends S-300 back home from Syria amid Ukraine invasion, satellite images show
Israeli intelligence firm says air defense system’s battery loaded onto Russian ship bound for Black Sea port; Israel reportedly struck nearby on Thursday
By Emanuel Fabian
26 August 2022

Russia has shipped its advanced S-300 air defense system in Syria back home amid its invasion of Ukraine, an Israeli satellite intelligence firm said Friday. ImageSat International (ISI) published images showing that the S-300 system stationed near the city of Masyaf in northwestern Syria had been taken apart in recent weeks. It had been in the area for several years.

The system’s radar was taken to Russia’s Khmeimim Air Base in western Syria, and the S-300 battery was taken to the port of Tartus where it was loaded onto a Russian ship bound for the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, according to ISI. The firm said the ship was expected to dock in the Russian port city on Friday. ISI assessed that the battery was transferred back to Russia in order to strengthen its air defenses, which have reportedly been damaged amid the fighting in Ukraine, which Moscow invaded in February.

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