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Jerusalem Post Plagiarizing from Wikipedia?

Here’s the Jerusalem Post article on the potential deployment of Russian missiles to Syria as a response to Poland’s hosting of the missile defense system:

Syrian President Bashar Assad has pledged to support Russia in its conflict with Georgia and said that Damascus was ready to consider deploying Russian Iskander missile systems in its territory, in response to the US missile shield in Europe. . . .
The Iskander missile (NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) is a short range, solid fuel propelled, theater quasi-ballistic missile system.
The system is intended to use conventional warheads for the engagement of small and area targets, such as hostile fire weapons (missile systems, multiple launch rocket systems, long-range artillery pieces), air and antimissile defence weapons, especially those located in relatively fixed sites, command posts and communications nodes, critical civilian infrastructure facilities and other vital small and area targets.

And here’s the Wikipedia entry on the “Iskander” missile:

Iskander (NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) is a short range, solid fuel propelled, theater quasiballistic missile system produced in Russia.
The system is intended to use conventional warheads for the engagement of small and area targets, such as:

  • hostile fire weapons (missile systems, multiple launch rocket systems, long-range artillery pieces);
  • air and antimissile defence weapons, especially those located in relatively fixed sites;
  • fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft at airfields;
  • command posts and communications nodes;
  • critical civilian infrastructure facilities;
  • other vital small and area targets.

There is a disclaimer on the bottom of the article that does not mention the use of the Wiki material:

The Media Line News Agency (www.themedialine.org) contributed to this report.
The Jerusalem Post could not independently confirm the veracity of Al Wattan’s report.

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