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Syria: Assad vague on delivery of Russian missiles

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BEIRUT (AP) -

Syrian President Bashar Assad says Russia has fulfilled some of its weapons contracts recently, but was vague on whether this included advanced S-300 air defense systems.

   Assad spoke in an interview that was broadcast Thursday on the Al-Manar TV station, owned by Lebanon's Hezbollah militia, a Syria ally.

   Earlier, Al-Manar had sent text excerpts that quoted Assad as saying Syrian had already received a first shipment of such missiles.

   In the interview, Assad was asked about the S-300s, but his answer was general. He said that "all what we have agreed on with Russia will be implemented and some of it has been implemented recently."

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