Russia prepares to establish second base in Syria

Sources said that Russia is seeking to establish a second air base in Deir-ez-Zor, as Iran continues to mobilize its troops to the eastern governorate.

According to the sources, (ANHA) said that the last few days had seen the transfer of building materials to Deir-ez-Zor military airport, in what appeared to be preparations for the airport expansion.

Russian moves come coincide with Iranian reinforcements for its troops in Deir-ez-Zor.

Deir –ez-Zor military airport is located in the southeast of Deir-ez-Zor city, about 10 kilometers away.

The airport had civilian aircraft in addition to two military aircraft helipad, and with the start of the Syrian crisis and later the military attacks carried out by mercenaries against the regime forces in the city of Deir-ez-Zor, the latter turned it into a military airport using its warplanes.

According to media reports, Russia has brought a large number of officers and fighters to the airport, after the control of the regime forces.

Russia has Hmeimim Air Force Base, a Russian military airbase located southeast of the city of Latakia in the province of Latakia, Syria.



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