Syrian army puts its missile systems on high alert, say army sources

Smoke billows from an airstrike in Syria's rebel-held northwestern Idlib province, on August 26, 2023. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Smoke billows from an airstrike in Syria's rebel-held northwestern Idlib province, on August 26, 2023. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)

Syria put on high alert its Russian-made Pantsir ground-to-air defense systems around the capital Damascus and major bases in the event of an Israeli strike, army sources say.

They say they expect Israel to retaliate against army bases and installations where pro-Iranian militia are based after Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said they launched dozens of drones and missiles against specific targets in Israel.

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