BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 A.M.) – A Russian naval vessel was photographed on Sunday crossing through the Bosphorous Strait, the Bosphorous Observer’s Yoruk Isik reported.
According to Isik, the Russian Alligator class landing ship was en route to the Port of Tartous in western Syria.
Isik added that the vessel was carrying heavy equipment, including the BTR 80 armored personnel carrier, Ural 4320 tanker, ambulances, and Kamaz trucks.
Reinforcement for Russia’s campaign continues amid rising international crisis in #Syria: #ВМФ Project1171 #ЧФ BSF Tapir class LST Orsk transits Med-bound Bosphorus en route to #Tartus carrying BTR80 APCs, Ural4320tanker,ambulance,KamAZ trucks & AirborneTroops VDV’s IVECO 4WDLynx pic.twitter.com/rmfsRRVxnJ
— Yörük Işık (@YorukIsik) April 15, 2018
This naval transport by Russia comes just 24 hours after the U.S., the U.K., and France fired over 100 cruise missiles into Syria.