Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

Russia reinforces Hmeimim base with new fighter jets, helicopters: source

Special Reports | 2019-02-04 18:37:02
Russia reinforces Hmeimim base with new fighter jets, helicopters: source
(Zaman Al Wasl)- Russia has reinforced the coastal Hmeimim base with advanced fighter jets and attack helicopters, in a move contradicts with Mosco’s withdrawal claims, military source told Zaman al-Wasl.

large number of Russian warplanes and helicopters have stationed at Hmeimim since the beginning of January.

According to the source, the number of Russian warplanes in Hmeimim has risen from 30 to 50 aircraft so far from various models, including (Sukhoi Su-25, Su-24, Su-30, Su-34, Su-35 and MIG 29), in addition to two IL-20M (Ilyushin 20m) , Antonov 26 and Antonov 70, as well as two A-50y airliners and a number of non-fixed cargo aircraft from the Ilyushin 76 and Antonov 124 Ruslan.

Also, large quantities of containers loaded with air munitions have been stored inside Hmeimim.

 The Russian Army has also begun building 18 large hangars in Hmeimim airbase, according to fresh Russian satellite images obtained by Zaman al-Wasl.



 Hmeimim base came under frequent drone attacks since January 2018.

Alexander Fomin, Russia's deputy defense minister, accused the U.S. of coordinating a drone attack on Russia's Hmeimim Airbase in Syria in January 2018.

Fomin told the Beijing Xiangshan Forum on security last October, according to the Russian state-run TASS news agency.

Since October 2015, Russia has revived Bashar al-Assad's regime by pounding opposition areas with thousands of deadly bombs.

For Russia, al-Assad is a popular leader who has every chance to win re-election.

 Syria's war has killed more than 560,000 people and displaced millions since it started in 2011 with the bloody repression of anti-government protests.





Keywords:
Comments (0)

Post Your Comments

fill all fields below
*This confirmation code will prevent auto submit
X :Latest News
Pence heads to Mideast as Turkey attacks Kurds      State media says regime army enters town of Manbij in northern Syria      Outrage as far-right politician tells woman to take off veil at French council meeting      14 police killed in attack in western Mexico      US condemns executions by Turkish-allied Syria groups      Sanctions stress makes Turkey's lira October's worst world currency      Mercy Corps suspends northeast Syria work, evacuates foreign staff      Air strike in Libyan capital Tripoli kills three young sisters