Airbase in Kamyshly: Russia is preparing a "backup" Khmeimim close to the Americans


A new satellite image of an airfield near the city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria has appeared on the Web. Now there is no doubt that the Russians are creating a "backup" for the Khmeimim airbase, right under the noses of the American military.


Besides already previously seen attack and transport helicopters Mi-8, Mi-24 and Mi-35 of the Russian Aerospace Forces, the picture shows a heavy transport aircraft Il-76. It should be noted that the military transport aviation has not yet been recorded at the Al-Qamishli airfield. His arrival, perhaps not the first and not the last, speaks of the building up of the capabilities of the Russian group of forces in the area.

In November 2019, the US military left this airbase. This happened after Turkey began creating a 30-kilometer zone in northern Syria, adjacent to its border. However, the Russians did not give El-Qamishli to the Turks. At the same time, the airbase occupied by the Russians makes it possible to control the entire north-east of the country. This region is in the Pentagon's area of ​​interest, and there are regular clashes with the US military.


In addition, according to the Telegram channel "Hunter's Notes", Moscow continues to use Turkish airspace, increasing cargo traffic on the Russia-Syria route.


On the night of September 9, 2020, two Russian Aerospace Forces planes flew to Latakia. From the Chkalovsky airfield (Moscow region) to the Khmeimim airbase, the Il-76 (RF-76702) flight was carried out, which allegedly delivered the 31st passenger and 11,5 tons of cargo. Mozdok flew there from the airfield rare guest An-22 "Antey" (RF-09341), what he brought is unknown.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 10 September 2020 14: 39
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    The more unknown, the better - let them guess. But do you need to cover the base with something? There is no cover in the pictures. It's sad.
  2. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 10 September 2020 14: 49
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    Airbase in Kamyshly: Russia is preparing a "backup" Khmeimim close to the Americans

    On the night of September 9, 2020, two Russian Aerospace Forces planes flew to Latakia. From the Chkalovsky airfield (Moscow region) to the Khmeimim airbase, an IL-76 (RF-76702) flight was carried out, which allegedly delivered the 31st passenger and 11,5 tons of cargo

    - Yes, what kind of planes are there ... thousands of miles away ... and a teaspoon each ... - If we are talking about creating a fortified area, which I personally have written about many times ... - then even a hundred years will not be enough for such a pace to create it ... - And one way or another ... but Russia will have to create it in Syria (otherwise Russia will have to leave Syria ... - one of two things) ...; then in six years Russia could have created a whole Russian military district in Syria with ships and a thousand tonnage barges, and everything would have cost several times cheaper ... - And to carry by airplanes ... is a very "thankless" business ...
  3. Denis Arkhipov Offline
    Denis Arkhipov (Denis Arkhipov) 11 September 2020 10: 12
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    Who is this 31st passenger?