50 OTR-21 Tochka tactical ballistic missiles were delivered to the city of Tartus, where a Russian naval facility was located, by the Russian military within last two days, Fox News reported, citing a US official.
If confirmed, government forces will likely use these missiles to destroy crucial infrastructure belonging to terrorists.
“The shipment of 50 SS-21 [OTR-21] short-range ballistic missiles arrived at the Syrian port of Tartus along the Mediterranean Sea in the past two days, the officials said.
“For someone winding down a war, that’s a big missile shipment,” one official said.
The SS-21, which comes in different types, has a range of roughly 100 miles.” Fox News’ article reads.
The publication also speculates that Russian had fired two tactical missiles (OTR-21) and four long range missiles (SS-26 Iskander) against militant targets in the province of Idlib in the past two days. However, the article fails to provide video or photo evidence of these developments.