Syria agrees to let Russia expand Hmeimim air base

Syria agrees to let Russia expand Hmeimim air base

Syrian authorities have agreed to give Russia additional land and coastal waters in order to expand its military air base at Hmeimim, a Russian government document published on Wednesday showed, Reuters reports.

The agreement, signed by representatives of the two countries on July 21 and which became effective on July 30, concerns an area of land and sea near Syria’s northern Latakia province, where the Russian-controlled Hmeimim air base is located.

The territory will be used for a “medical treatment and rehabilitation centre” for Russian air force staff, the document said.

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