Syria said to move jets to base used by Russia, fearing US strikes

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  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Syria said to move jets to base used by Russia, fearing US strikes
    Washington officials say tactical move an effort by Damascus to safeguard its remaining aircraft from American missiles
    By Tamar Pileggi April 20, 2017, 11:36 am
    Illustrative: Syrian warplanes in the Kweiras air base, east of Aleppo, Syria in 2015. (SANA via AP)

    Syria has reportedly placed the majority of its warplanes under Russian protection out of fears US will conduct additional airstrikes on its military installations. US defense officials told media outlets on Thursday that nearly all of Syria’s operational fixed-wing aircraft were now stationed at Hmeimim Air Base, just south of the port city of Latakia.

    Hmeimim is a Syrian airbase but has been exclusively operated by Russian forces since Moscow intervened in the bloody civil war to fight alongside Bashar Assad’s regime in mid-2015. According to CNN, Russian forces have deployed anti-aircraft defense systems at Hmeimim as a protective measure. US officials said the move was a likely effort to protect Syria’s remaining operational planes from a repeat of the April 7 US missile strike in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town that has been widely blamed on the Damascus regime.

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  2. Hol

    Hol Worships Him

    You can run, but you can't hide well enough to prepare attacks & execute further warfare on civilians via chemicals.
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  3. DanLMP

    DanLMP Well-Known Member

    If there are no more chemical attacks their jets would not be in jeopardy.

    The US missile strike was a direct response to a chemical attack on civilians and CHILDREN.
    Trump had no interest in anything to do with Syria before that.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
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