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Russia Deploys Jets at Iranian Base to Combat Syria Terrorists

Al-Manar | August 16, 2016

Russian warplanes have been deployed to the Hamedan Air Base in western Iran in a bid to take part in the fight against Takfiri insurgents in Syria.

Al-Masdar News (AMN ) reported the newly signed military agreement between Russia and Iran, noting that such move will allow Russia to reduce flight time by 60%, saving the Kremlin both money and improving airstrike effectiveness.

Currently, the strategic TU-22M3 bombers take flight from southern Russia at Modzok airfield, AMN reported.

The distance of these flights equal roughly 2,150km to reach a target near Palmyra. In comparison, the Hamedan Air Base in Iran is roughly 900km from Palmyra.

The Hmeimim (or Khmeimim) Airbase in Latakia province, which Russia was granted access to in late 2015, is not suitable for the massive TU-22M3, one of the largest bomber jets in the world.

The Russian military is yet to announce how many TU-22M3 will be operating from the Iranian airbase.

Russia has earlier requested Iraq and Iran airspace allowance to transport cruise missiles into Syria.

This development indicates significantly improved political relations between Iran and Russia.

August 16, 2016 - Posted by | Aletho News | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Putin has shown up the Military Industrial Complex for the lie that ISIS was a popular uprising against the Assad government(not ‘regime’) by the Syrian people, when in fact ISIS is trained, and finance by the MIC itself, so when his air force became involved in the conflict(at the request of Assad) he only attacked ISIS troops(mercenaries) and ‘blew them away’.
    The MIC can’t publicly attack him for it without exposing their own lie in the first place. Putin is not a man to be ‘messed with’……

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | August 16, 2016 | Reply

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