Russia has recently turned part of the Syrian desert city of Palmyra into a military base to use as an ‘operation room’ to target terror group in the war-torn country.

AFP’s Andrey Borodulin released a video showing the recently-established, fully-fenced base where the sophisticated Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft system was deployed.

Pantsir-S1 is a combined short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system. It represents the latest air defence technology by using phased array radars for both target acquisition and tracking.

The Russian forces supporting the Syrian President Bashar Assad’ government have been stationing in Hmeymim airbase, to the south of coastal city of Latakia.

Analysts say the newly-built base deep in the Syrian desert well indicates Russian’s intention to expand its military operation eastward to the ISIS’ de facto capital of Raqqa and the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor.

Although no Russian fighter jets have been spotted in the city’s military airport so far, it is widely expected that Palmyra skies will be jammed with the roaring SUs and MIs.

Russian airstrikes considerably helped the Syrian Army liberate Palmyra from ISIS in late March.

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Maureen Callahan
Maureen Callahan
2016-05-07 16:01

Thank you @GovernmentRF we appreciate all you do to keep the world safe.

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Prince Teutonic
2016-05-07 16:53

Well, this is clear indication that if ISIS want’s to retake Palymra from SAA they’ll have to fight Russian forces!

Antinazi
Antinazi
2016-05-07 17:20

I’m very proud of Russia, they are doing a great job in the face of much adversity. They are going to get the job done.

Simon Greate
Simon Greate
2016-05-07 16:44

NOT TO END WAR.TO CONTROL WAR

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-05-07 23:51
Reply to  Simon Greate

Controlling it is the way the coalition airstrikes are led : NATO was able to put more bombs on Yugoslavia in a 4 day time that coalition launched in a year!
Russia hits 10 times harder with a limited number of aircrafts… Well, it’s clear that sending boots would be much faster but it’d be really expensive too.
Nevertheless, the RuAF is a serious game changer : Syria would probably be now under the rule of AQ or ISIS without it…

Izat Charkatli
Izat Charkatli
2016-05-07 16:44

Chris, Chuck this is huge

Chris Tchaikovsky
Chris Tchaikovsky
2016-05-07 16:48
Reply to  Izat Charkatli

Soleimani is in Aleppo that’s huge(er)

Izat Charkatli
Izat Charkatli
2016-05-07 16:49
Reply to  Izat Charkatli

Do you suspect any assault on Aleppo city itself?!

Izat Charkatli
Izat Charkatli
2016-05-07 16:49
Reply to  Izat Charkatli

It’s quite huge btw that Russia is opening another base in Palmyra

Chris Tchaikovsky
Chris Tchaikovsky
2016-05-07 16:54
Reply to  Izat Charkatli

Meh. Special escorts for the media and a few helis, pantsir. Let’s not indulge in mystification. Soleimani’s presence is equivalent to that of 10 bases

Izat Charkatli
Izat Charkatli
2016-05-07 16:58
Reply to  Izat Charkatli

No mystification. Do you understand the significance of another military base in Syria? Even if it were a wooden hut?

Chris Tchaikovsky
Chris Tchaikovsky
2016-05-07 17:00
Reply to  Izat Charkatli

We have a sea port and an airbase already. Special forces present to accompany tourists and media agencies.

Izat Charkatli
Izat Charkatli
2016-05-07 17:01
Reply to  Izat Charkatli

The whole Russian interference wasn’t about the presence of more jets and special forces.

Chris Tchaikovsky
Chris Tchaikovsky
2016-05-07 17:03
Reply to  Izat Charkatli

Enlighten me

RZ
RZ
2016-05-07 16:27

@Syria_Protector good indicator

andy
andy
2016-05-07 17:12

well done,Russia but terrorist masters,Obama and Israel,will try to change this war game like Afghanistan,so this time KEEP READY SOME NUKE OF THEIR a*s SIZE

therusnews
therusnews
2016-05-07 17:13

Pantsir-S2 not S1. You can tell by the radar.

Frank Idrogo
Frank Idrogo
2016-05-07 20:31

Your have to protect newly captured territory. Don’t want it to fall into rebel terrorist hands again.