The Hmeymim Air Base in Syria, which serves as the central hub of the Russian campaign against the Islamic State, now has a very potent defense against any would-be attacker — the iconic Mil Mi-24 helicopter gunships.
Hinds on the Prowl: Russian Attack Helicopters in Syria Ready to Crush ISIL
13:12 GMT 07.10.2015 (Updated: 13:15 GMT 07.10.2015)
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Legendary Mil Mi-24 Russian attack helicopters, NATO reporting name "Hind", are deployed at the forefront of the fight against ISIL.