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Syrian air force moves warplanes to civil airports: source

Local | 2017-04-08 18:13:25
Syrian air force moves warplanes to civil airports: source
(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian air force is moving its warplanes to the Russian-controlled Hmeimym airbase in Latakia province and to the civil airports over fears of new U.S. air strikes, military source told Zaman al-Wasl.

The International airports of Damascus, Qamishli and Aleppo to be a substitute of military airports, source added.

Donald Trump's administration told Moscow and Damascus of its 'disciplinary act' three hours before the strike where Russian experts and pilots took off with their helicopters and warplanes from Shayrat to Hmeimym airbase in Latakia province.

Friday's strikes have left small damage, source added. The runway has been left undamaged and the destroyed six MiG-23 fighter jets were under repairs.

Even more, two Su-22 warplanes took off from Shayrat air base on Friday hours after it was struck by 59 U.S. Tomahawk cruise missiles and bombed targets nearby, activists said.

Syrian rebels said the Su-22 warplanes had landed later in Dumeir airport, 46 km (30 miles) east of Damascus.

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