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    Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #14

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    Post  GarryB Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:16 am

    One of the Turkish military portals writes that Russia is going to deploy strategic bombers in Syria.

    Probably a response to the US deploying B-1Bs to Norway perhaps?

    Certainly having some Tu-22M3s there would allow them to start using their full payload on targets...
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    Post  elconquistador Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:55 am

    https://mobile.twitter.com/disclosetv?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1365086426518327300%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=

    "JUST IN - U.S. has carried out airstrikes against Iran-backed militia in #Syria in an operation approved by Joe Biden (Reuters)"

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    Post  Isos Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:11 am

    https://mobile.twitter.com/RALee85/status/1365029089808166920

    Video of the cruise missile version of iskander used in Syria released after critisism from Armenian president that it didn't work in Armenian hands.
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    Post  GarryB Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:29 am

    (Reuters)

    UK propaganda mouthpiece.

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    Post  Hole Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:29 am

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    Post  magnumcromagnon Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:01 pm

    Lavrov: the US warned Russia about a strike on Syria in five minutes
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    MOSCOW, February 26-RIA Novosti. United States warned Russia on the impending strike on Syria in a few minutes, the foreign Minister said Sergey Lavrov.
    "Our military was warned four or five minutes in advance. Of course, even if we talk about deconflicting, as is customary in relations between Russian and American servicemen, this kind of notification does not give anything when a strike is already being carried out, " Lavrov said at a press conference following talks with his Afghan counterpart in Moscow.

    He recalled that the United States is on the territory of Syria illegally, in violation of all norms of international law, including the resolution of the UN security Council on the settlement of the situation in the country.

    https://z5h64q92x9.net/proxy_u/ru-en.en.5d192df7-60391e28-113c2a7e-74722d776562/https/ria.ru/20210226/siriya-1599097596.html

    The guy who sniffs children's hair, President Bidet, likes to play with fire I see. You can already see a future incident brewing if this is repeated again. Pushkov seems to think that this is Bidet's sign of "America's Return."

    Pushkov sees US strikes on Syria as " America's return"
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    Post  Isos Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:06 pm

    Drone losses in Syria.

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    Post  George1 Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:01 pm

    Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria covered a gathering of militants from the former republics of the USSR
    February 27, 2021

    Over the past decade, the territory of the SAR has become a center of attraction for Islamists from all over Eurasia. A special niche in this jihadist "international" is occupied by immigrants from the former republics of the USSR.

    On February 26, 2021, intelligence officers identified a gathering of such militants in the northeast of the Syrian province of Latakia. After that, the Russian Aerospace Forces rushed to cover the gathering of the irreconcilable, which took place at one of their bases in a hilly area near Kban.

    Russian aviation launched a series of missile and bomb strikes against militants of the Islamic Party of Turkestan (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation). This large bandit formation is an association of radicals from all over Central Asia, especially there are many immigrants from Uzbekistan. All of them seek to "revive the great caliphate", which will also include the North Caucasus and the Volga region.



    The presented footage shows how Russian ammunition hit the militants' base, destroying manpower and fortifications. A barracks, a warehouse, a security post and other structures at the indicated object came under fire.

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    Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria covered a gathering of militants from the former republics of the USSR

    At the same time, Syrian government forces launched a series of heavy artillery strikes on militant positions near Jebel Zawiya in the southern part of Idlib province. This happened after the attack of the militants, as a result of which the SAA servicemen were injured.

    https://topcor.ru/18801-vks-rf-v-sirii-nakryli-shodku-boevikov-iz-byvshih-respublik-sssr.html?yrwinfo=1614688993098523-1527311418407840191200277-production-app-host-sas-web-yp-82

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    Post  JohninMK Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:49 pm

    Russian outposts blue, American white.

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    Post  JohninMK Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:30 pm

    Another quite good Drive article, even the comments Shocked


    A recent satellite image of the newly expanded Khmeimim Air Base in Syria, the main hub of Russian military aviation activity in that country, revealed an unusual visitor: an example of the Austrian-designed twin-engine Diamond DA42 light aircraft. Beyond being a popular private aircraft and trainer, it has also been adapted into a surveillance aircraft, and its operator is almost certainly Russia’s Federal Security Service, also known by its Russian acronym FSB, but the story of how this organization ended up with these aircraft is an unusual one.

    https://www.thedrive.com/content-b/message-editor%2F1614891918343-inlinerussianda42.jpg?quality=60

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39604/what-is-a-diamond-da42-light-aircraft-doing-at-russias-airbase-in-syria

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    Post  slasher Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:41 pm

    Continued Israeli airstrikes on Syria are testing Moscow’s patience, Jerusalem would do well not to poke the Russian bear
    https://www.rt.com/op-ed/517122-israel-airstrikes-russia-syria/

    Been wondering myself about Russia's silence on this recently.
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    Post  JohninMK Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:39 pm

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    A Syrian - Russian agreement is signed for a long-term plan through which Russia will supply Syria with oil and wheat on a monthly basis until the east of the Euphrates returns to Damascus

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    Post  JohninMK Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:11 am

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    The Russian army is building a new military base for drones in the Syrian province of Homs

    The Russian military is preparing another military base in the mountain range north of Palmyra.


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    Post  JohninMK Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:59 pm

    The Russians making sure that no-one identifies who is talking to who. This is private and must be important.

    Not so much asking either, more telling! Note the serious body armour, unusual, these guys must believe the risk is high.

    A member of the Russian special unit of the SSO asks the Kurdish journalist not to record the moment of the meeting of the Turkish-Russian military delegation near the border zone between Syria and Turkey-near Darbasia

    https://twitter.com/neccamc1/status/1369271397772632064
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    Post  JohninMK Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:58 pm

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    #RuAF Tupolev Tu-154M heading towards Khmeimim AB in Syria using Caspian-Iran-Iraq route, most likely with a number of combat jets for rotation.

    Callsign: RFF7007
    Reg. RA-85042

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    Post  JohninMK Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:00 am

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    #RuAF Tupolev Tu-154M heading towards Khmeimim AB in Syria using Caspian-Iran-Iraq route, most likely with a number of combat jets for rotation.

    Callsign: RFF7007
    Reg. RA-85042



    This Tu-154M has returned to Russia over Turkey, so whatever it escorted down was an addition.

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    Обратно в Россию он вернулся через территорию Турции. Как оказалось, это усиление, а не ротация
    Back to Russia, he returned through the territory of Turkey. As it turned out, this is reinforcement, not rotation
    Funny, the last reinforcement of the grouping was...exactly a month ago

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    Post  JohninMK Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:57 am

    This aircraft is busy, she has just flown south again on the escort route.

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    Россия усиливает авиагруппировку в Сирии
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    Сегодня из аэродрома Приволжский под Астраханью на авиабазу Хмеймим прибыл Ту-154 85042, который привёл группу истребителей. Летели как обычно через Каспий, по короткому маршруту через Иран.Тип прибывших бортов не уточняется.

    Russia strengthens air group in Syria
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    Today, from the Privolzhsky airfield near Astrakhan, a Tu-154 85042 arrived at the Khmeimim air base, which brought a group of fighters. We flew as usual through the Caspian Sea, on a short route through Iran.The type of incoming aircraft is not specified.
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    Post  Hole Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:46 pm

    Is Okhotnik ready for a tour?
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    Post  crod Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:04 am

    JohninMK wrote:This aircraft is busy, she has just flown south again on the escort route.

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    Россия  усиливает авиагруппировку  в  Сирии  
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    Сегодня  из  аэродрома Приволжский под Астраханью  на авиабазу Хмеймим прибыл Ту-154  85042, который привёл группу истребителей. Летели как обычно через Каспий, по короткому маршруту через Иран.Тип прибывших бортов не уточняется.

    Russia strengthens air group in Syria
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    Today, from the Privolzhsky airfield near Astrakhan, a Tu-154 85042 arrived at the Khmeimim air base, which brought a group of fighters. We flew as usual through the Caspian Sea, on a short route through Iran.The type of incoming aircraft is not specified.

    what exactly does this aircraft do? it looks like a civilian airliner, has it been fitted out as recon or something?
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    Post  franco Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:34 am

    crod wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:This aircraft is busy, she has just flown south again on the escort route.

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    Россия  усиливает авиагруппировку  в  Сирии  
    💥

    Сегодня  из  аэродрома Приволжский под Астраханью  на авиабазу Хмеймим прибыл Ту-154  85042, который привёл группу истребителей. Летели как обычно через Каспий, по короткому маршруту через Иран.Тип прибывших бортов не уточняется.

    Russia strengthens air group in Syria
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    Today, from the Privolzhsky airfield near Astrakhan, a Tu-154 85042 arrived at the Khmeimim air base, which brought a group of fighters. We flew as usual through the Caspian Sea, on a short route through Iran.The type of incoming aircraft is not specified.

    what exactly does this aircraft do? it looks like a civilian airliner, has it been fitted out as recon or something?

    Carries aircraft support crew plus provides a aircraft beacon for civilian and military purposes (the accompanying fighters get to turn theirs off).
    Privolzhsky airfield is home to the Mig-29SMT still active in the VKS so perhaps...
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    Post  magnumcromagnon Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:45 am

    crod wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:This aircraft is busy, she has just flown south again on the escort route.

    Записки охотника
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    Россия  усиливает авиагруппировку  в  Сирии  
    💥

    Сегодня  из  аэродрома Приволжский под Астраханью  на авиабазу Хмеймим прибыл Ту-154  85042, который привёл группу истребителей. Летели как обычно через Каспий, по короткому маршруту через Иран.Тип прибывших бортов не уточняется.

    Russia strengthens air group in Syria
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    Today, from the Privolzhsky airfield near Astrakhan, a Tu-154 85042 arrived at the Khmeimim air base, which brought a group of fighters. We flew as usual through the Caspian Sea, on a short route through Iran.The type of incoming aircraft is not specified.

    what exactly does this aircraft do? it looks like a civilian airliner, has it been fitted out as recon or something?

    ELINT/SIGINT observation aircraft. The murder-hobo's rely heavily on walkie talkies, if you can pick up on their conversations than you can predict where they will strike, how they will strike and intercept their battle fronts sufficiently. They can even jam their comms while the fighting commences, basically inducing a fog of war in which friendly fire is a high probability amongst the murder-hobos.

    You could even take it a step further. Today even civilians have access to AI generated voice modulating software, in which you can completely copy and fabricate someone's voice. You can have AI store and copy the voices of the captains of the murder-hobo brigades and use it against them. You can use the voices of the separated groups commanders to direct artillery fire against another group, while jamming the comms of the helpless murder-hobo's getting shelled, to prevent them from calling off the shelling.

    AI modulated voice technology isn't perfect, and amongst trained forensics specialists/professionals they could easily discover a AI modulated voice from a real one...but how many trained forensics specialists are among the murder-hobos? Even if they had those specialists in their ranks, how effective could they be while being targeted by artillery shells and iron bombs?

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    Post  crod Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:10 am

    thanks guys Cool
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    Post  JohninMK Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:01 pm

    Looks like a big carrying capacity boost for the Black Sea fleet is on its way. Syrian Express? I remember Minsk from before but don't recognise the other two.

    At this rate it won't take many more for Russia to have nearly as many ships in the Med as NATO (excluding the CVN69 fleet).

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    Russian Navy ships southbound off of Dover, England this morning - believed to be Ropucha-class landing ships RFS Minsk (127), RFS Kaliningrad (102), RFS Korolev (130) and Steregushchiy-class corvette RFS Boykiy (532) - March 20, 2021

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    Post  JohninMK Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:04 pm

    The convoy of Ropucha-class landing ships and their escort passed into the Med yesterday. So for a short while there is a bigger than normal Russian fleet in the Med.


    Also SAA not only getting old Russian hand me downs

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    Post  PapaDragon Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:26 pm

    JohninMK wrote:The convoy of Ropucha-class landing ships and their escort passed into the Med yesterday. So for a short while there is a bigger than normal Russian fleet in the Med.


    Also SAA not only getting old Russian hand me downs

    https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1375338294465155073/YIf9SKgW?format=jpg&name=small

    Actually that's Vystrel armoured transport and it is old Russian hand me down

    Russian Army has been trying to offload them in favor of something better (like Typhoons) for a while because they didn't really pass the mustard

    But it's still pretty damn good all things considered, SAA should find them very useful

    A lot of them already ended up in Donbass with NAF



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