The Syrian army will be ready to operate S300 air defence system in next March Russian media reports said on Tuesday.
"The Syrian side will be ready to use these systems as of next March، after all the exercises have been completed and traning Syrian to use،" the news channel Russia Today quoted informed sources as saying.
The sources said it would be possible from March next to deploy one air defense battalion equipped with these missiles to protect Damascus and its surroundings.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced earlier that the Syrian air defense was able to confront the Israeli air strikes on Damascus airport and some facilities. It added that the Syrians dropped more than 30 rockets.