Military should destroy any targets threatening Russian forces in Syria: Putin

Latest Update: December 11, 2015 | 223 Views

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin says the military should “immediately destroy” any targets threatening its forces in Syria.

He said Friday at a meeting with top military brass that the Russian military base in Syria has been beefed up with additional aircraft and air defense weapons.

The buildup followed the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border on Nov. 24. Without naming Turkey, Putin warned anyone against “further provocations,” saying the military will respond in “the toughest way.”



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