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Russia Plants Nuclear Capable Missiles and Launchers in Syria

An Israeli owned firm that builds spy satellites and supplies them to all of our allies have taken some troubling high resolution pictures in Syria.  In one photo taken recently, they captured two Iskandar launchers that can shoot two nukes each. They were able to also capture six missile components of some sort that were hidden under camouflage netting.

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Defense News notes that the Israeli-built Eros B satellite captured the images of “two Iskander-launching vehicles, each capable of deploying two of the 500-kilometer-range surface-to-surface missiles known to NATO as SS-26” in Russia’s Hmeymim airbase on December 28.

 On an unspecified day in late November, the satellite reportedly captured other images showing “six different ‘missile elements’ under camouflage nets.”

ImageSat International (iSi), a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the state-owned firm that builds all of the Middle Eastern country’s spy satellites, published the images on Thursday.

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The head of the Russian General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, on Friday announced that the Kremlin has begun to draw down its military troops fighting in Syria since September 2015, reports Reuters, noting that the reduction is the result of a fragile ceasefire deal reached between opposition groups and the Syrian government.

“In accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, the Russian Defence Ministry is beginning to reduce its armed forces deployment in Syria,” declared Gerasimov. “I want to congratulate the entire crew of the naval aircraft carrier group on the successful completion of their assigned tasks.”

The revelation of the deployment of nuclear-capable Russian missiles by the Israeli satellite and firm comes as the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives affirmed America’s historic support of its ally Israel by overwhelmingly voting in favor of rebuking the United Nations for passing a resolution with the help of President Barack Obama denouncing Israeli settlements.

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