Russian S-400 missiles again boost military buildup in Syria
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday, according to the ministry's Twitter feed, that the country would deploy S-400 defense missile systems to its Hmeymim airbase near Latakia, Syria, on the Mediterranean coast. The missiles have a range of 250 kilometers. The Turkish border, at its closest, is less than 50 kilometers away. They also seriously restrict Israel air force flights over northern Lebanon and parts of Syria.