The Moscow-based Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily newspaper has said that Russia is redeploying its forces and equipment to the Humeimim base after the Astana peace talks.

Russian media claimed that Russia has deployed Ka-52 advanced combat helicopters and Su-25 attack aircraft to assist in the liberation of Palmyra from ISIS terrorists.

“It is designed to compensate for the lack of Syrian artillery strike capabilities, as well as to provide effective support to government forces advancing on Palmyra,” the Russian newspaper Izvestia.

“Using its state-of-the-art sighting and navigation equipment, the Ka-52s will transmit more accurate information about the (enemy) targets due to be bombed by the Su-25s,” Vladimir Popov, the deputy chief of the Russian magazine Aviapanorama, told Sputnik.

According to him, the super precise fire impact on ISIL’s positions in Palmyra would play an important role in saving the rest of the historic monuments in this ancient city.

“It is impossible to use carpet bombing in such historically important locations, which must be preserved rather than destroyed at any cost. At the same time, it necessary to liberate the city as quickly as possible, so it is very important to work with surgical precision when conducting pin-point strikes,” Popov said, stressing the importance of permanently adjusting the fire.

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Vladimir Popov forgets that most of Su-25 have had their targetting systems recently modernised and Ka-52 have some serious strike capability too (and are the sole choppers with ejector seats as rotors can eject exactly as the mock-chopper in 007 Goldeneye! Kamov staff must be 007 fanboys!) “”It is impossible to use carpet bombing in such historically important locations, which must be preserved rather than destroyed at any cost. At the same time, it necessary to liberate the city as quickly as possible, so it is very important to work with surgical precision when conducting pin-point strikes,” Popov said, stressing… Read more »
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He wants dedicated 52s that are a sort of ground fighting AWACS. The rest is advertizing of the Russian air industry. No carpet bombing around the Palmyra sites needed. You only need the strategic points, the roads & the town not the archaeological sites. Any unimportant holding out enemy pockets will eventually give up, be killed or run into the desert. Like Bretagne 44-45 only in the desert. No carpet bombing of the monuments, menhirs.

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Russia must continue to exterminate ISIS terrorists and all terrorists in
Syria and the region. Russia must also attack the supporters of ISIS
and even cut oil supplies to the west.