An advanced S-400 Triumf air defense system was deployed by Russia on combat duty at the Hmeymim airbase near the Syrian port city of Latakia.
What the actual story is?
Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the Defense Ministry’s request to deploy the S-400 Triumf at the airbase in order to protect Russia’s Aerospace Forces operating in Syria. The decision was made after Turkish fighter jets had shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber, which had been taking part in Russia’s anti-terror campaign in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin described the incident as a “stab in the back, carried out against us by accomplices of terrorists.” This Russia’s anti-aircraft system can detect both ballistic missiles and aircraft from 250 miles away – and shoot then from the sky with a near 100% kill rate.
Other hand, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan charged Russia with propping up the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad–a regime he said was inflicting terrorism on its own people.