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Report: Syria getting MiG-31s

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Russia reportedly plans to supply advanced MiG-31 warplanes to Syria.

The Russian newspaper Comersan reported this week that Moscow and Damascus signed for the $1 billion sale of the jets at the beginning of the year, and that the shipment is being assembled.

The MiG-31 is considered among the most sophisticated fighter-interceptors in the world. It would give Syria a potential equalizer in the face of Israel’s air force.

There was no immediate comment on the report from Moscow or Damascus.

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