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Five drones downed near Khmeimim air base

Drone attacks near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria by militants have intensified in recent weeks, head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the opposing sides in Syria, Maj. Gen. Alexei Tsygankov said. According …

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Assad about Russian military's presence in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that Russian forces were needed in the country long-term and for more than just fighting terrorism. "Russian armed forces are needed for balance in our region, at least in the …

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 UAV shot down over Khmeimim air base

Militants continue to launch UAVs in the area of ​​the Khmeimim air base in Syria. On Saturday night, in the area of ​​the air base, a UAV  launched from the territory controlled by the militants in the north of Latakia was shot down, the …

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Drone shot down by Hmeymim's air defense system

An air defense system at Syria’s Hmeymim airbase has shot down a drone. No casualties or damages were reported, a spokesman for the base said. At dusk on May 21, the airbase’s radars spotted a small air target of …

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Russian fighter jet crashes in Syria, pilots dead

A Sukhoi-30SM jet of Russia’s Aerospace Force has crashed in Syriam killing both pilots, the Russian Defense Ministry said. "At 09:45 on May 3, a Russian Sukhoi-30SM fighter crashed in the Mediterranean during the climb …

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Militants attack Khmeimim air base

Militants tried to attack Russia's Khmeimim air base in Syria using at least one UAV. It is reported that an explosive device was attached to the drone. Air defense systems of the base managed to intercept the drone before it could …

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Russia's An-26 plane crashes in Syria

Russian transport plane Antonov-26 has crashed in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The plane crashed near Syrian Hmeymim base at 3:00 pm when landing. All people on board of the aircraft, including 26 passengers and six …

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Russia forming permanent force grouping in Syria

Russia has started forming a permanent grouping of forces at the Tartus naval facility and the Hmeymim airbase in Syria, Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said today at a conference call. "Last week, the …

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 Russia's war in Syria is over

Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the Defense Ministry to start the pullout of the Russian military group from Syria. "I order the Defense Ministry and the chief of the General Staff to begin the pullout …

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Russian air bases to remain in Syria

The Russian military bases in Khmeimim and Tartus will remain in Syria after the end of the counter-terrorist operation,  the chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Bondarev, said, noting that their …

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