Russia Installs Anti-Sabotage Defense System At Naval Base in Syria

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Russia Installs Anti-Sabotage Defense System At Naval Base in Syria
Russian Navy maintenance and support facility in the Syrian city of Tartus.

Russia has created an anti-sabotage boundary along the coastline of the Naval maintenance and support facility in the Syrian city of Tartus.

An anti-sabotage boundary has been created along the coastline of the Russian Navy maintenance and support facility in the Syrian city of Tartus, a military and diplomatic official was quoted as saying by Sputrnik Tuesday.

"Today, a full border-line of anti-sabotage defense was built at the Russian naval base in Syria’s Tartus” the official added.

 There is a civil war in the country and band-aid solutions should not be applied to either the security of the military base or the military environment, he added.

Head of the Russian State Duma Defense Committee Vladimir Shamanov said May 18 that modernization measures had been launched at Russian naval base and their full implementation might take five to seven years.

Tartus has hosted a supply point for the Soviet and then the Russian navies in the Mediterranean since the 1970s.

On January 18, Russia and Syria signed an agreement on the expansion and modernization of the naval facility in Tartus. The agreement is valid for 49 years and will be prolonged automatically every 25 years unless one of the two states decides to withdraw.

Russian forces and facilities have come under intense attack by anti-regime forces in Syria some of whom are seen as supported by Saudi Arabian and US-led coalaliton forces.

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