Third base in Syria: Russian troops deploy 5 km from Turkey

The situation in northern Syria remains tense. The Turks are trying to capture Ayn Isa in the province of Ar Raqqa, and the Americans are seriously increased its military presence in Al-Hasakah province. Therefore, Russia is increasing the number of personnel and equipment in the region.

On January 15, 2021, Moscow began the transfer of Russian troops to the El Qamishli airport, located 5 km from the border with Turkey, and deploy them along the M4 highway. This strategic road connects Aleppo (Aleppo) with the Iraqi border, passing through the entire northern Syrian Trans-Euphrates, inhabited by Kurds.

Footage appeared on the Web showing the arrival of the Il-76 VTA of the RF Aerospace Forces in El-Kamyshly. Since the fall of 2019, the airfield in this city is considered as Russia's third base in Syria. Moscow is even ready to rent it for 49 years.

It should be noted that the aggravation of the situation began on December 20, 2020, when pro-Turkish armed formations consisting of irreconcilable jihadists, with the support of the Turkish Armed Forces, launched an offensive against the Kurds near Ain Isa. Fierce battles began and on December 28, in the Ain Isa area, the joint posts of the Russian military and the SAA were urgently reinforced, after which the situation stabilized for a while.

On January 12, an additional column of Russian armored vehicles was sent to Ain Isu from the Khmeimim base to support the existing group. Arriving new Russian units are now stationed along the specified route on the Ain Isa - Tall Tamr section.

They must reliably ensure the safety of movement of civilians and cargo along the M4. Continuous shelling left the road paralyzed and northern Syria on the brink of a humanitarian disaster. The Russian contingent should help normalize the situation in the region.

We remind you that Russia still has there is a base near the city of Al-Malikiya in the northeastern part of the country, which is surrounded by American units "guarding" oil fields.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 16 January 2021 19: 17
    Third base in Syria: Russian troops deploy 5 km from Turkey

    - Well ... - The Russian "fortified area", about which I personally wrote so much (about the need to create which I constantly wrote ... - "The need to create which ... - the Bolsheviks talked so much ..." -Hahah ...) ... - still gradually begins to unfold ...
    - But the proximity of the Turkish border is very alarming ... - Turkey's insidiousness is known ...
    - Ours simply need powerful heavy armored vehicles; "good artillery", mobile air groups with UAVs (reconnaissance and constant tracking) and deployed electronic warfare and electronic warfare systems with active satellite support ... - Otherwise ...............
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 17 January 2021 16: 07
      Quote: gorenina91
      - Well ... - The Russian "fortified area", about which I personally wrote so much (about the need to create which I constantly wrote ...

      Thank you and bow to you from the RF Ministry of Defense What would it do without the guidance and advice of sofa strategists.
    2. Terry18 Offline Terry18
      Terry18 17 January 2021 23: 04
      Turkey is not far from the border of Russia with Abkhazia in a straight line across the sea to Turkey 240 km.
      So if you want to fight with a NATO member country - go ahead. You will immediately go to heaven, as Putin said.
  2. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 17 January 2021 17: 16
    Five kilometers is the availability of even a mortar ...
    1. andrew42 Offline andrew42
      andrew42 (Andrei) 20 January 2021 19: 37
      Moreover, MUTUAL availability. :)
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) 20 January 2021 19: 46
        Quote: andrew42
        Moreover, MUTUAL availability. :)

        Is it not too far for the Russian Federation to carry reinforcements and supplies from the Russian Federation through the Turkish straits?