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Russia to establish second airbase in Syria, double the number of aircraft


Russia is establishing its second base in Syria near Homs according to an article published by British daily The Times on Tuesday, as part of its recent attempts to increase and solidify its military presence in the war-torn country. Homs is a key city connecting the coastal parts with the capital Damascus.

According to the article, Russia is sending military personnel and equipment to al-Shayrat airbase located some 25 kilometers southeast of Homs. With the new airbase, the Russian air force deployed in Syria is expected to double in the number of aircraft.

The airbase has already been hosting Russian attack helicopters, however, Russians started to expand the base about a month ago which currently has around 50 to 60 Russian


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