DAMASCUS, (BM) – A few hours ago it became known that as a result of uncontrolled Israeli air strikes, the runway of one of the largest military air bases in Syria was completely unsuitable for its operation by military transport and combat aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing news agency Aviapro.
At the moment, it is known that the Russian air forces used the Syrian military air base Shairat quite rarely, however, the likelihood that it could be a transshipment point for basing Russian combat aircraft and helicopters is still quite large.
In the satellite images presented, it can be seen that at least seven Israeli missiles destroyed the runways of one of the largest military air bases, while, apparently, it was the runways and taxiways that were the main target of Israeli combat aircraft.
What exactly was the reason for such Israeli aggression is unknown, however, at the moment this is the first documented evidence of Israeli attacks on Syrian territory on the night of March 31.
According to a number of assumptions, the attack on the Syrian military air base is associated with an attempt to prevent the landing of aircraft coming from Iran, however, there are no official comments on this score from Israel.
In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.
In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.
The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.
Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.
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