Thursday, June 15, 2017

Russia Raises Concerns Over The U.S. Deployment Of An Artillery Rocket System In Syria

The M142 high-mobility artillery rocket system is a U.S. light multiple-rocket launcher mounted on a standard army medium-tactical-vehicle truck frame.

RFE: Russia Accuses U.S. Of Deploying Missiles In Syria

Russia has accused the U.S.-led coalition of deploying missiles against Syrian government troops at a base in the east of the country where rebels fighting the Islamic State (IS) group are being trained.

In a June 15 statement, the Defense Ministry said that the "United States has moved two HIMARS multiple rocket launchers from Jordan to the Al-Tanaf U.S. special forces base," suggesting that the equipment would be used for strikes against Syrian government forces.

HIMARS stands for high-mobility artillery rocket system.

"Deploying any type of foreign weapons on Syrian territory...must be approved by the government of the sovereign country," the statement said.

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More News On Concerns Over The U.S. Deployment Of An Artillery Rocket System In Syria

Russia accuses US of deploying missiles in Syria -- AFP
US moves rocket launcher into Syria for the first time -- Defense News
Exclusive: US deploys long-range artillery system to southern Syria for first time -- CNN
Exclusive: U.S. expands presence in Syrian desert, rebels say -- Reuters
America brings in the big guns to its southern Syria base -- New Arab
US rocket artillery deployed to southern Syria for first time -- Middle East Eye

1 comment:

manstien said...

Talk about upping the ante! Whats next? Iskanders? Pak-fa?