BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – A Russian vessel carrying a large amount of bombs reportedly docked at the Port of Tartous this week, where they later unloaded the cargo.
According to maritime observer Yoruk Isik, the Russian Ministry of Defense owned Oboronlogistika’s RoRo Sparta II transited the Bosphorus Strait and made its way to the Port of Tartous in western Syria.
Russian Ministry of Defense owned & @USTreasury sanctioned Oboronlogistika’s RoRo Sparta II transited Bosphorus towards Mediterranean en route from Novorossiysk to #Tartus #Syria 04:00Z carrying military/technical cargo. pic.twitter.com/fwvANKREUC
— Yörük Işık (@YorukIsik) August 1, 2019
According to reports, the Russian ship was transporting a large quantity of FAB bombs to the Syrian Air Force.
This delivery came at the same time that the Syrian Armed Forces were on the offensive in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate.
Furthermore, before the conditional ceasefire in northwestern Syria, the Syrian Arab Army was preparing to launch a large-scale operation in the northeastern countryside of Latakia to capture the key town of Kabani.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has given Turkey 24 hours to withdraw all of their allied militants from the demilitarized zone or else the Syrian Arab Army will resume their operation.