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US drones spy on S-300 Missile System at Syrian coasts

Tehran, The US reconnaissance drones were observed spying on the Russia-made sophisticated S-300 missile defense system used by the Syrian army near the country's coastal areas.

The Arabic-language website of RT reported on Wednesday that the US RC-135V reconnaissance drones took off from Souda airbase in Greece's Crete island, flied hundreds of kilometers along the coasts of Syria and over the Mediterranean Sea to spy on the S-300 missile defense shield operation.

In early October, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that they had successfully delivered the S-300 air defense system to Syria.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the move to supply Syria with the S-300 system was purely defensive and should not threaten any neighboring country.

Since the Russian delivery of the S-300 system, Israel has not bombed or entered Syrian airspace.

Meanwhile, Massdar news quoted Israel's Hadashot TV as reporting on Wednesday that the US and Israel had allegedly sent a secret military group to Ukraine to train against the Russia-made S-300 air defense system.

Washington and Tel Aviv have dispatched a secret military team to Ukraine to train against the S-300 air defense system, it said.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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