Turkish Cypriot police and inspectors check the remains of what officials said was a suspected Russian missile that exploded overnight on July 1, 2019, in the northern part of the divided island, during an Israeli aerial raid in Syria. The object is thought to have exploded before hitting the ground.   The missile defence system may have been set off by Israeli air strikes that killed at least 15 people near the Syrian capital Damascus and in Homs province late on June 30. 
Russia supports the Syrian government in the eight-year war against rebel groups, and has provided extensive missile defence systems.
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Turkish Cypriot police and inspectors check the remains of what officials said was a suspected Russian missile that exploded overnight on July 1, 2019, in the northern part of the divided island, duriShow more

Suspected Russian-made stray missile explodes over northern Cyprus


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