Russia to expand its Hmeimim air base in Syria

Almost Heaven

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is expanding its Hmeimim air base in Syria and rebuilding a second landing strip to allow the facility to serve more aircraft, Russian news agencies cited an unnamed Defence Ministry official as saying on Thursday.

The ministry has also set up new buildings to house aircraft at the site that will defend against drone attacks, the official was cited as saying. Thirty fighter planes and helicopters are currently deployed at the base, he added.

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
Eze 38-39 will probably require a fairly massive military buildup/supply chain north of Israel, probably on a scale similar to, maybe a little smaller than the US invasion of Iraq. So, I figure we'll see a gradual influx of military hardware and personnel into Syria until the coalition is ready to do the deed, then they'll build up rapidly.