Thursday, 11 August 2016

Russia plans to place permanent contingent of air forces at Hmeymim air base

Russia is planning to turn the Hmeymim air base in Syria into a full-fledged military base and to place a permanent contingent of air forces, a Russian official has said. The Hmeymim air base, the strategic center of Russia's military operation against Islamic State, became operational on 30 September 2015.
Russian Su-24 attack aircraft at Hmeimim Air Base
(Credit: Mil.ru)
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