DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:15 A.M.) – The Russian aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, reportedly reached Syrian territorial waters this morning after a long trip that included a journey through the English Channel.
Carrying several fighter jets and attack helicopters, the Admiral Kuznetsov will be deployed to the Mediterranean Sea for at least six months, a military source told Al-Masdar News on Wednesday morning.
The deployment of the Admiral Kuznetsov to Syrian territorial waters has aggravated American officials, who see this move by Russia as a clear sign of their commitment to intensifying the war in Syria.
Despite these allegations by US officials, the Russian Ministry of Defense has assured the international community that the Admiral Kuznetsov is being deployed to Syrian territorial waters to combat only terrorist forces.
According to locals in Tartous, at least 5 fighter jets from the Admiral Kuznetsov are currently participating in an air show for the people on the coast.