Russian Air-Defense Missiles Arrive in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) _ Syria’s government reportedly has received the first shipment of
long-range air defense missiles from Russia. 
Syrian President Bashar Assad confirmed the shipment on Hezbollah TV.
 Israel has carried out several airstrikes in Syria in recent months that are
believed to have destroyed weapons shipments bound for Hezbollah.
 Israel said earlier this week that it was prepared to use force to stop more