BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – Satellite images have been spread on social media that show a clear build-up of Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) attack aviation at the Kuweires Airbase in central Aleppo Governorate.

The aircraft in question are L-39 light attack jets, a staple asset of SyAAF tactical airpower.

Based on satellite pictures taken of the nearby al-Nayrab Airbase (also in Aleppo Governorate), it appears that the build-up of military aircraft at the Kuweires Airbase came at the direct expense of al-Nayrab.

The images show that at least nine L-39s of twelve once present at al-Nayrab Airbase were relocated to the Kuweires Airbase at some point in the last six months.

The official reason for the transferal of attack aircraft from the al-Nayrab Airbase to the Kuweires Airbase is unknown at this time.

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Floriangeyer
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2017-08-14 21:54

It never ceases to amaze me that the natural thing for most armies is to line up equipment like Ducks in a Row in zones liable to be attacked .

The US military used to do this in BAOR ( British Army of the Rhine)exercises to the dismay of British officers.

truthwhisperer
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2017-08-15 01:32
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indeed, I had seen this in different contexts. War time operations (some aspects) are sometimes insanely relaxed even compared to piece time rules and discipline. I guess that’s a way to deal with the stress and imminent danger, or just practical prioritizing what’s important or not. Military theory is not an exact science, sometimes battles and wars are won with some pretty basic common sense.

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2017-08-15 23:15
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It was Churchill I think who said that ‘Truth was the first casualty in war’. ‘ Common Sense’ comes a close second I think.

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2017-08-15 13:44
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Exactly!
The minimum would be to build ‘flowers’ if you store the planes outside :
http://www.france-air-nato.net/CONTENU/CHAMBLEY/Images/CHAMBLEY_PAV.jpg
http://www.avionslegendaires.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Marville-Grostensquin.jpg
And have sandbags between each.

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2017-08-15 23:13
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Exactly. I stayed on a French farm a few times. It was a German grass runway fighter aerodrome in WW2. Even that had high concrete walled bays at sensible intervals for berthing the aircraft.

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Françoise LAGATHU
2017-08-14 21:39

Kuweres was so protected, after it has been a so long time siege.
I don’t understand what is the problem now.
Love syria and syrians.