Russia to sell at least 10 MiG fighters to Syria

May 31, 2013 2:27:47 AM PDT
A Russian arms manufacturer says it is signing a contract to deliver at least 10 fighter jets to Syria.

sSergei Korotkov, general director of the MiG company that makes the jets, told Russian news agencies Friday that a Syrian delegation was in Moscow to discuss terms and deadlines of a new contract supplying MiG-29 M/M2 fighters to Syria.

Korotkov did not say how many MiGs Syria were buying, but says it would be "more than 10."

Russia has previously said that it would only fulfill outstanding arms contracts with Syria.

Over 70,000 have died in the two-year Syrian civil war.

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