Russian MoD Confirms Use of Iskander-M SRBM in Syria

On December 17, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov confirmed to local media that Russia’s 9K720 Iskander-M SRBM “has proved to be effective” in the Syrian war. He also confirmed the use of the Tornado-G and Smerch multiple launch rocket systems, the Pantsir-S missile, and other anti-aircraft missile systems. Borisov’s statements affirm multiple unconfirmed reports throughout 2017 and 2018 that the Iskander-M has been used in combat operations in Syria. Russia tested the missile earlier this month.