BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – A new satellite image revealed a large buildup of Russian warplanes at the Hmeymim Military Airport in western Syria.

Based on the image released by ISI research group, seven Russian IL-76 cargo planes and more than 30 fighter jets were present at the Hmeymim Airport this week.

Furthermore, most of the Russian warplanes in the satellite image above are Su-30 and Su-35 fighter jets.

The recent buildup of Russian warplanes at the Hmeymim Airport comes just days after their Ministry of Defense announced that they would be delivering the S-300 air defense system to Syria.

The Russian Ministry of Defense’s decision to supply Syria with the S-300 system was made after they found Israel responsible for the downing of the IL-20 reconnaissance aircraft on Monday, September 17th.

Israel maintains that they are not to blame for the downing of the IL-20; they hold the Syrian military responsible for the plane’s demise off the coast of Latakia.

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Delivery of S-300 and protection of cargo I presume?

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Nope, there is already Russian S-400, Pantsir, etc… Moreover, it’s to be delivered to SAA. IMHO, you probably have a Putin/Bibi agreement behind : Israelis will surely bust the launchers as soon as deployed but not touch command posts and radars, so SAA will have an IFF (identification friend or foe) and since old S-200, S-125, Buk etc can be networked to S-300 command post, SyADF will start shooting indiscriminately, ending downing Russian aircraft… Visibly, Russians spoke about 2 or 4 S-300 launchers only, some wishing 8 (thus a battalion). Well, I wouldn’t be too surprised if 2 launchers would… Read more »

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russia means business – no more nice guy to irresponsible zio parasites

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Yup for business, but one you obviously don’t know about : exploitation of the Levantine gas-basin in Syrian EEZ and preferably by GazProm… And guess what pipeline is to be used to sell to the EU? GazProm is implied in the Egypt-Israel-Cyprus-Greece-Italy one which’s building has started… Lebanese EEZ is on the list too… But Russians must get rid of Hezbollocks and Iranians first since Israelis will NEVER accept transit as long as Hezb and IRGC are doing their shït around, as much as they won’t accept Lebanon and Syria building gas platforms in their EEZ as long as they… Read more »

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What is this?

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Massive? Another Almasdar exaggeration. 10 person attack is a huge attack. 2 tanks seen together is a huge build-up of forces. What else ? Zero credibility. Are you making fun of the government?

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Halil Uzunçalar

Delete this comment the email was wrong

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Well, number of fighter-jets had lowered to 17… Seems Russia is preparing the Idlib offensive. Il-76 are bringing the weapons in. It’s likely that more serious pounding and likely the presence of ManPADS is considered since Su-25 andSu-24M are gone. Flankers being multirole, they also carry AAMs, in fact, even the Su-34 bomber version keeps air-to-air potential… The will to deter Turkish AF from interfering is obvious, the will to do more surgical strikes is surely on the table too since Su-24M and Su-25 have more limited capabilities at it, Su-25 is a tank-hunter. Its main drawbacks : short range,… Read more »