Satellite photos of the Russian airbase Khmeimim, Mid-July 2017.
Overall, if the United States did not stop saber-rattling and making threats, the Russian Federation, in the light of the continuation of the war will not be reason to refrain from increasing aviation groups and the intensification of the attacks on the FSA and the Caliphate. In the current environment, additional forces aviation could be useful to support the assault on Aleppo, and for the relief of the militants ‘ offensive in the Northern province of Hama.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will make his first foreign trip after the unsuccessful military coup to St. Petersburg to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on August 9. In the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt, thousands of Turkish soldiers, police officers, judges, prosecutors, journalists, and academicians have been either arrested or suspended, while relations with Europe and the United States have deteriorated. Turning to Russia seems like the only option open for Erdoğan.
Upgraded front-line bomber su-24M2 was transferred from the presence of the aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation in providing military-technical assistance to the Syrian Army in the fight against the terrorist group “Islamic State”.
According to unconfirmed reports, Syria has already received two Sukhoi su-24M2 and in the future will be transferred to an additional 8 combat vehicles from the composition of the VKS Russian Federation.
The two Turkish pilots that were responsible for downing the Russian Su-24 fighter jet last November have been reportedly arrested by the Turkish military, Bloomberg News Agency reported on Monday evening.
Citing a senior official in the Turkish Army, Bloomberg News Agency claims that both pilots are currently in the custody of government; however, it is not clear why.
U.S. F/A-18s were somehow close to engage Russian Sukhois (still not clear whether Su-34s or Su-24s as there are conflicting reports on the type of aircraft involved) that bombed U.S.-backed Syrian rebels near the Jordan border.
Motorized infantry and Marines of the 155th brigade of the Pacific fleet with air support conducted exercises at the site Primorye, in the course of which they broke through the coastal defense imaginary enemy.