Syrian Air Defense Erodes
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- A leading U.S. think tank has asserted that Syria's air
defense network was eroded by the three-year Sunni revolt.
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy said Syria's once-powerful
air defense network was damaged by the Sunni revolt. In a report, the
institute said the Syrian military was struggling to maintain its
Russian-origin air defense batteries and anti-aircraft artillery.