According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the Wagner Group, a Russian paramilitary group, may be preparing to provide an air defense system to Hezbollah.
From The Wall Street Journal:
The system in question is the SA-22, which uses antiaircraft missiles and air defense guns, to intercept aircraft.
One U.S. official said that Washington hasn’t confirmed that the system has been sent. But it is monitoring discussions involving Wagner and Hezbollah and that the potential delivery is a major concern.
The U.S. has positioned an aircraft carrier in the Eastern Mediterranean to try to deter Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed militias, from opening up a northern front against Israel.
Wagner has personnel in Syria, where Hezbollah fighters have also been present.
This story is developing…
More over at The Wall Street Journal:
Breaking: The U.S. says it has intelligence that the Russian paramilitary group Wagner may send an air defense system to the Iran-backed Lebanese militia Hezbollah https://t.co/hG5atk5XsR https://t.co/hG5atk5XsR
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