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Russian top brass names Syrian air defense complexes that thwarted attack

April 14, 9:04 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Syrian air defense systems S-125, S-200, Buk and Kvadrat were involved in the operation to thwart the US missile strike

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© EPA-EFE/US NAVY/MC1 THERON J. GODBOLD

MOSCOW, April 14. /TASS/. The missile strike carried out by the US, Britain and France has been thwarted by Syria’s S-125, S-200, Buk and Kvadrat air defense systems manufactured in the USSR, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Saturday.

"Syrian air defense systems S-125, S-200, Buk and Kvadrat were involved in the operation to thwart the missile strike. These air defense systems were manufactured in the Soviet Union more than 30 years ago," the ministry said.

The US, the UK and France have fired more than 100 cruise and air-to-surface missiles at military and civilian targets in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

"Over 100 cruise and air-to-surface missiles have been fired at military and civilian targets in Syria by US, British and French ships," the ministry said.

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