World War 3: New Russian ‘Growler’ Missiles In Syria Could Shoot Down Israel Anti-Terror Air Strikes
Fears that World War 3 could start in Syria reached a new crescendo this week as Russia allegedly deployed a super-powerful missile known as the “Growler,” capable of shooting down an aircraft flying as high as 90,000 feet, according to media reports this week. Though Russia has ostensibly entered the Syria conflict with the objective of combatting the terror organization ISIS, the Islamist extremist group does not have aircrafts, making the need for anti-aircraft weapons in the region a puzzling one.
The Growler, officially known as the SA-400 in Russia and the SA-21 in NATO terminology, can also be used to strike targets on the ground as far as 250 miles away. The formidable missile system, according to a Thursday report in Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, has been positioned on the Syrian coastline along the Mediterranean Sea, in the Latakia Air Base.
Watch the actual firing of the Growler missile in the video above, on this page.
According to a report by the Israeli Arutz Sheva news channel, the Latakia base has been a transition point for weapons from Iran on their way to the anti-Israel, Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah — arms shipments that Israel has said that it will not permit.
Hezbollah, though based in Lebanon, has long backed the Syria regime of strongman Bashar al-Assad, and has fought on Assad’s side against various rebel groups in the ongoing Syrian civil war. Russia also supports Assad — but ISIS is dedicated to overthrowing the Assad
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