Russia’s Wagner Group to provide Hezbollah with advanced missiles

Russia's Wagner Group To Send Advanced Missiles To Hezbollah

Russia’s Wagner Group to provide Hezbollah with advanced missiles

It is reported that Russia’s Wagner Group sent advanced missiles called SA-22 Pantsir air defense systems to Hezbollah!

The Pantsir-S1, a Russian surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft weapons system mounted on an automobile is another name for the SA-22 system.

Washington: Following the Lebanese forces group’s confrontations with Israel, US intelligence recently discovered that Russia’s Wagner Group is getting ready to supply Hezbollah with an advanced air defense missile system, according to the New York Post.

According to the New York Post, which has mentioned a Wall Street Journal report, American officials are currently keeping an eye on negotiations between the Wagner mercenary group and Lebanon’s Hamas-supporting militia regarding the potential delivery of the SA-22. This system uses anti-aircraft missiles and guns for defense against airstrikes.

This weapon was also used in the ongoing dispute between Russia and Ukraine, and it could be used in the Middle East to protect a militia group supported by Iran from Israeli airstrikes.

Furthermore, confrontations between Israel and Hezbollah are getting worse along the Lebanese border as the Israel-Hamas conflict intensifies.

Though some Wagner and Hezbollah personnel currently live in Syria, US officials stated that the SA-22 has not yet been delivered to Lebanon, as reported by the New York Post.

It’s still unclear, though, if the weapon could be moved from Lebanon to Gaza to support Hamas in its defense against Israeli airstrikes there.

Furthermore, there has been no response from Russian authorities regarding the claimed conversation between Wagner and Hezbollah.

In the meantime, to prevent Hezbollah from joining Hamas in attacking Israel, the US has established its presence in the region by placing an aircraft barrier in the Eastern Mediterranean.

US President Joe Biden warned outside parties against staging an assault on Israel’s borders as Israel declared war on Hamas on October 7, following the terrorist group’s rocket attack on the nation.

The leaders of Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad convened last week to declare their joint war against Israel despite the warning, according to the New York Post.

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