Syrian rebels attack Syria’s S-300 air defense with Grad missiles

For the first time in Mid-East history, short-range Grads were used on Monday against advanced S-300 air defense systems. Both weapons are Russian-made. The attack by Syrian jihadist rebels targeted the three S-300 batteries securing the Syrian weapons center at Masyaf center overlooking the Mediterranean. The Grads missed their target. Russian and Syrian forces retaliated by shelling jihadist positions in southern Idlib. DEBKAfile’s military sources note that the Syrian “Scientific Studies and Research Center” at Masyaf hosts in addition to Iranian, Syrian and Hizballah officers, foreign missile experts who are helping the Syrian army develop high-precision missiles. Israel has conducted multiple air raids on the Masyaf center, most recently on April 13.

 

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5 thoughts on “Syrian rebels attack Syria’s S-300 air defense with Grad missiles

  • Jul 22, 2019 @ 22:29 at 22:29
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    In military language Grads are referred to as rockets because are not guided like a missile.
    This is WW2 weaponry, older than that are halberds, boomerangs, and crossbows.

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    • Jul 22, 2019 @ 23:23 at 23:23
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      good for caldrons and areas with little or no strategic depth and large concentrations of enemy personnel. but screw the hostages. Oy vey, such government!

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    • Jul 23, 2019 @ 1:41 at 1:41
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      In scholastic terms, these were not Grads. They were high school dropouts.

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  • Jul 23, 2019 @ 1:38 at 1:38
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    There were definitely NOT college Grads!

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  • Jul 23, 2019 @ 5:51 at 5:51
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    Outstanding news. See those S-300’s? Neither do I.

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