US Spy Plane Reportedly Spotted Over Russian Bases in Syria (PHOTOS)

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The reported reconnaissance flight came after the Russian Defence Ministry stated in late October that the US Poseidon 8 plane was in manual control over the unmanned aerial vehicles which conducted a massive attack on the Russian air base in Hmeymim, Syria.

The US Navy anti-submarine patrol aircraft Poseidon P-8A conducted a surveillance flight near the coast of Syria, where the Russian Aerospace Forces’ Hmeymin airbase and the Russian Navy base in Tartus are located, according to the IntelSky flight tracker.

The plane with the number 168848 departed from the Sigonella airbase in Sicily on Friday and flew for more than three hours over the international waters of the Eastern Mediterranean, along the Syrian coast.

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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.