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BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:05 A.M.) – According to the TASS news agency claiming to cite a source in the Syrian Ministry of Defense, the Syrian Army has handed over two intact US cruise missiles to the Russian military.

The cruise missiles in question had been used to attack Syria during a US-led strike operation against Syrian military targets on April 14, however, failed to detonate for unknown reasons.

The captured missiles were reportedly delivered to Russian military forces in Syria on April 17 and have since been transferred to Russia via plane as of April 18. TASS says that the Russian Ministry of Defence has not commented as of this time.

The failure of the missiles to detonate can likely be put down to one of two things; first, general operational failure or, second, failure due to jamming by electronic warfare systems.

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Long Live Syria
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A missile fired from so far away and lands safely without exploding???

Must be a dumb missile!!!

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Stern Daler

No that was a smart missile. They programmed it to seek gas.
And it found none. LOL.

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Stern Daler

Nice find. It will further improve Russian armament programs.

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Pictures ?

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Peter Wallace

Would have been embarrassing if it had gone boom on the way to Russia.

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You could be sure they were disarmed or defused