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Russia Delivers Nearly 14,000 Tons of Cargo to Syria’s Hmeimim Airbase

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According to Russian Aerospace Forces spokesman, Russia’s military transport aviation has carried out over 280 sorties to deliver infrastructure for Syria’s Hmeimim airbase and has transferred almost 14,000 metric tons of cargo there.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia’s military transport aviation has carried out over 280 sorties to prepare infrastructure of Syria’s Hmeimim airbase and has transferred there almost 14,000 metric tons of cargo, a Russian Aerospace Forces spokesman said Saturday.

"In preparation for the Hmeimim airfield’s infrastructure on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic crews of IL-76 and AN-124 Ruslan [aircraft] have carried out over 280 sorties and transported 13,750 tons of cargo," Col. Igor Klimov told reporters.

Moscow has been carrying out a military campaign against the Daesh, also known as ISIL/The Islamic State terrorist group, which is outlawed in Russia and a number of other countries, since September 30, at the request of the Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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  • Ha Russia is making it clear that Syria is worth a fight.
  • This information is better than any promises that could be made. Get the infrastructure in place, show that there is an intent to remain on the ground long term and then play your hand. Bring in another 14,000t.
  • Ann
    Take THAT Turkey! I guess you didn't scare the Russians off after all.
  • Mr. Blair M. Phillips
    The people of Russia----you're a credit to yourselves and a fine example to others. Thanks for helping the Syrian people.
  • jaodernein
    It's a remarkable logistic achievement, showing to the world that when Russia decides to be involved, it's for real !
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