Russia builds a new air military base in northern Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) – In the Syrian province of Raqqa, a Russian helicopter base may soon appear, which will be shared by the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing EurAsia Daily.

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Representatives of the Syrian army and the Russian military recently visited the area south of the city of Madan (50 km southeast of the administrative center of the province of Raqqa) and inspected the future location of the new base.

This was reported by the Syrian publication Step News, citing a source in the National Defense Forces (pro-government militia) of the Arab Republic.

The construction of landing and parking helipads in the area is designed to ensure uninterrupted supplies of military and logistics equipment to the areas controlled by the Syrian army by air.

In addition, the helicopter base will help provide more dense air support to the government forces operating in the region, the Military Observer portal notes today, April 17.

Madan was taken by the Syrian army in September 2017 with the direct support of Russian aviation. Recently, the area south of Madan (especially Jebel Beshiri and further south) has become dangerous for movement due to the activation of the remnants of the militants of the Daesh terrorist group.

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As BulgarianMilitary.com reported, last fall, Russia occupied several bases and strongholds of the US Armed Forces in northeastern Syria, which the US military hastily left after Turkey launched Operation Source of Peace.

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