Contents tagged with Khmeimim

  • Israel bombs Syrian military targets near Russian Khmeimim airbase

    On the night of Tuesday, December 28, Israel carried out airstrikes in the area of the seaport in the city of Latakia, located in northwestern Syria. According to the Syrian news agency SANA, container warehouses were bombed. SANA did not report what was in the containers.

    According to SANA, air defense systems were activated during the attack.

    This is the second report in a short time about a possible strike on the port in Latakia. Earlier, Damascus accused the Israel Defense Force of …

  • Syria gives Russia additional land and water area to expand Khmeimim airbase

    Syria has agreed to give Russia additional land and water area to expand the Khmeimim airbase. The protocol to the initial agreement on the deployment of the Russian aviation group in Syria has been published on the Kremlin’s website of legal information.

    According to the agreement, the land in the Latakia province will be used to build medical health and rehabilitation center of the Russian aviation group.

    Subsequently, Syria intends to give Russia the rights to use a 8-hectare plot of land …

  • Russia to expand military and naval bases in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved the government's proposal to sign an amendment to the 2015 agreement on the deployment of a group of Russian military aviation in Syria. The document that has been published on Kremlin’s website of the legal information requests that the Russian Defense Ministry negotiate with the Syrian government the transfer of additional real estate and water area to the Russian military.

    "To instruct the Russian Defense Ministry to hold talks with the Syrian …

  • Media: Iran uses Russian Khmeimim air base to transport weapons to Syria

    The second Iranian cargo plane in the last two weeks landed at the Russian Khmeimim military base in Syria, reported the Arabic-language news outlet Nothing is known about the nature of the cargo.

    According to the newspaper, in this way Iran guarantees the uninterrupted supply to military units stationed in Syria, without fear of attacks by the Israeli Air Force.

    The Syrian authorities can also use this method of delivering the necessary goods until security conditions are in …

  • Russian fighter jet intercepts U.S. reconnaissance plane off Syrian coast

    A Russian military aircraft escorted a U.S. reconnaissance plane that was flying over the neutral waters of the Mediterranean Sea toward Russian military facilities in Syria. The Russian fighter jet was scrambled from Khmeimim airbase to intercept the American aircraft, reported TASS with reference to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    According to the report, Russian radars spotted the American plane on April 19. "A fighter jet from the on-duty air defense forces of Khmeimim airbase was sent to …

  • Russia intends to lease new airfield in Syria to counter potential US missile attacks

    Russia is negotiating with Damascus a lease of a military airfield in the city of Qamishli. It is assumed that Russia will deploy there its Middle Eastern missile control center to counter potential US attacks.

    Washington can deploy missiles on the territory of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and other countries in the region. The presence of air defense and missile-defense systems in Qamishli will allow Russia to intercept the US missiles long before they reach Russia's territory, reports Avia.Pro …

  • Russia expands Khmeimim airbase in Syria to accommodate more planes

    Russia’s Khmeimim airbase in Syria can accommodate only 30 warplanes and helicopters but after the expansion is complete it will be able to accommodate more aircraft, reports the Russian TASS news agency with reference to a military representative from the Khmeimim airbase.

    “The second runway is being upgraded. It will increase its capabilities. New hangars have been built to store the aircraft and protect the planes against possible drone attacks, as well as from rain and direct sunlight”, …

  • Media: Russian naval base in Syria comes under regular attacks

    Despite the fact that there have not been any Russian Defense Ministry’s reports about attacks on the Russian naval base in Syria, militants regularly attack Russian warships and the Russian Navy base in Tartus, report several Russian news outlets.

    "Air defense systems that are deployed in Tartus, systematically shoot down drones that terrorists send to carry out attacks on Russian facilities. However, missile systems cope with these attacks easily. No flying weapons were able to reach their …

  • Moscow’s successes in Syria: Two churches built and monitoring of Israeli airspace began

    The once obscure and underdeveloped Syrian port city of Tartus has turned in a short time into the largest closed water space in the area, with modern berths and shore-based ship life support systems. In an article for the Russian news outlet Izvestia, Russian military expert Vladislav Shurygin writes that the bay could comfortably accommodate “an entire flotilla”.

    According to him, the developed infrastructure established in the bay can accommodate the crews of ships and submarines. The …

  • Russian fighter jets thwart Israeli attack on Syria

    Russian fighter jets blocked Israeli planes and drones which were trying to carry out another attack on Syria, claims the Russian news outlet

    Thursday night, as Israel was preparing another series of strikes on the Damascus suburbs, two Russian fighter jets took off from the Russian military airbase Khmeimim, located in Latakia province, and headed for the south of Syria. According to, these planes thwarted Israeli strikes on the  Syrian capital and its suburbs.

    According …