Russia Sends More Fighter Jets to Syria: Russian Newspaper

Russia Sends More Fighter Jets to Syria: Russian Newspaper
Russia Sends More Fighter Jets to Syria: Russian Newspaper

A Russian newspaper has reported on Friday that Russia will send more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its air campaign.

The Kremlin said on Friday there was no time frame for its military operation in Syria.

Russia’s Izvestia newspaper reported that a group of Su-24 and Su-34 warplanes had arrived at Syria’s Hmeymim base, Reuters reported.

The Su-25 is an armored twin-engine jet that was battle-tested in the 1980s during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. It can be used to strafe targets on the ground, or as a bomber.

Russia’s defense ministry did not immediately respond to a request from Reuters for comment. The US State and Defense Departments declined comment on the Izvestia report.

Earlier, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke by telephone for a third straight day, with the top Russian diplomat saying Moscow was ready to consider more ways to normalize the situation in Aleppo.

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SOURCES: News Now/Alalam Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.