Russia continued to use Iranian airspace for operations in Syria, said the Secretary of the Supreme national security Council of Iran. Operations by Russian aircraft were not refueling, said the Secretary of the Supreme national security Council of Iran Ali Shamkhani told Fars News Agency that Iran has allowed Russia to use its airspace for operations in Syria.
Overall, the defense of the Syrians has been kept up, but the overall situation remains difficult. The enemy has considerable superiority in forces, and will try to soon to take advantage of that, even despite those obstacles created by systematic bombing from the air. The Syrians demonstrated courage and fortitude in the battles of the last days and they have once again proved that they will fight to the end and hope that successful offensive operations East of Aleppo and near Palmyra will force DAESH to withdraw some troops from under the Deir ez-Zor.
Six long-range Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombers, having taken off the Russian territory, delivered strikes on facilities of the Islamic State (outlawed in Russia) terrorist organization in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor Province, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
Iran explained the situation with the Hamadan airbase. In fact, it prepared for the long-term use of the Russian Air Forces. The Iranian defense Minister did not rule out that Russia will have in Iran and other databases.
On Aug. 19, at around 10:55LT in the morning, the Zeliony Dol and Serpukhov small-sized missile ships of the Black Sea Fleet, sailing in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, performed 3 launches of Kalibr cruise missiles against facilities of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist grouping in Syria.
According to the information released by the Russian MoD, the cruise missiles targeted a command center and a terrorist base near the Dar-Taaza inhabited area as well as a plant manufacturing mortar munitions and a large depot with armament, in the Aleppo province.
In an online statement released on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry said its Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 warplanes took off from bases in Russia and Iran and struck positions held by the Takfiri Daesh terrorists in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
For Russia, this event is crucial. A “breakthrough to the warm seas” to the Mediterranean, Iran and India; this geopolitical expansion towards the south has been a major strategic imperative of Russian geopolitics since the XVIII century and the basic meaning of “the Great Game” from the Russian side. In contrast to her Atlanticist powers, Great Britain and the United States were trying to prevent full Russian access to the Middle East and the Persian Gulf. Russian strategic bombers in Hamedan mean a breaking of the Atlanticist blockade in this part of the Rimland. Russia now receives immediate access to the region and the possibility of a way to operate militarily in this area, to protect both its own interests and those of its allies.