Russia, Syria restore Syrian air base for joint use

World
2023-01-24 | 06:10
High views
Share
LBCI
Share
LBCI
Whatsapp
facebook
Twitter
Messenger
telegram
telegram
print
Russia, Syria restore Syrian air base for joint use
Whatsapp
facebook
Twitter
Messenger
telegram
telegram
print
0min
Russia, Syria restore Syrian air base for joint use

Russia and Syria have restored the al-Jarrah military air base in Syria's north to be jointly used, Russia's Defense Ministry said late on Monday.

"Russian and Syrian military personnel restored the destroyed al-Jarrah airfield," the ministry said on the Telegram messaging app.

"The joint basing of aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force at the al-Jarrah airfield makes it possible to cover the state border."

The small base east of Aleppo was recaptured from Islamic State fighters in 2017.

Russia has been a dominant military force in Syria since launching air strikes and ground operations there in 2015. It further asserted its presence after the United States pulled out its forces in 2019.

Reuters

World

Middle East

Russia

Syria

Restore

Air Base

Joint Use

Aerospace

Forces

State

Border

Aleppo

Defense

Ministry

LBCI Next
Seven dead as California mourns 3rd mass killing in eight days
After a long, cold year, investors are flocking back to Europe
LBCI Previous
Download now the LBCI mobile app
To see the latest news, the latest daily programs in Lebanon and the world
Google Play
App Store