The possible appearance of a Russian air base in northern Syria is reported

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On the territory of the Syrian province of Raqqah, a helicopter base may appear. It can be shared between the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force.

This was reported by the news agency of the so-called Syrian opposition Step News Agency. The agency, in turn, refers to information from its source, who serves in the militia of the National Defense Forces, which assists the Syrian government forces.



According to this information, a joint inspection of the Russian and Syrian military in the province of Rakka has recently taken place. They visited the surroundings of the city of Madan, located 50 kilometers southeast of the center of the province, the city of Raqqi. Presumably, in this place the air base will be organized.

The creation of helipads and related infrastructure here will allow the Russian and Syrian military to quickly transport the necessary cargo to the area by air. In addition, helicopters based here will be able to provide dense air support to units of the Syrian Arab army operating in the province against militants of the IS terrorist organization banned in Russia.

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    1. -4
      April 17 2020
      We need to seize the moment, this is our chance to finally establish a WORLD in Syria!
      1. +15
        April 17 2020
        Quote: Guard
        We need to seize the moment, this is our chance to finally establish a WORLD in Syria!

        What moment do you mean?
        And we got a chance to establish peace in Syria at the moment when the Syrian government invited us, and we successively take this chance, destroying militants and helping the Syrian people. Therefore, it is not clear what point do you mean?
        1. +4
          April 17 2020
          He himself is not yet in the know laughing
          1. -24
            April 17 2020
            And how much will our next geopolitical game cost our budget?
            1. +11
              April 17 2020
              it doesn’t matter, you will not increase pensions in any case
              1. -3
                April 17 2020
                Quote: Nastia Makarova
                it doesn’t matter, you will not increase pensions in any case

                The party and the Government promised to constantly index it, even for some reason they want to include this norm in the Constitution ... eh, you do not read periodicals and speeches of the GDP ....
                1. 0
                  April 17 2020
                  this is not for you I wrote, but to someone who is worried how much money is spent in Syria
                  1. 0
                    April 17 2020
                    Quote: Nastia Makarova
                    this is not for you I wrote, but to someone who is worried how much money is spent in Syria

                    well ...
                  2. 0
                    April 17 2020
                    Quote: Nastia Makarova
                    this is not for you I wrote, but to someone who is worried how much money is spent in Syria

                    Nastenka write more specifically, otherwise I will .. love
              2. 0
                April 17 2020
                Quote: Nastia Makarova
                it doesn’t matter, you will not increase pensions in any case

                But counterintelligence should be interested in this very source, leaking information from this "opposition" (read igil)
            2. +1
              April 18 2020
              Quote: Navat
              And how much will our next geopolitical game cost our budget?

              No one will do anything to their own detriment and to the detriment of their well-being. Therefore, all the benefits have already been calculated in advance. You deign to see only the tip of the iceberg.
              "If the stars are lit, then somebody needs it"
        2. -6
          April 17 2020
          So there’s no peace, then war continues
          1. +1
            April 17 2020
            Well, you understand that only cats are born quickly. And with such "assistants" in the fight against terrorists as the United States, the SA and Turkey, these are the Syrians who are "ahead of schedule", one might say, work.
            1. -2
              April 17 2020
              That is, it may take another decade for the United States and Turkey are not going to go anywhere
              1. 0
                April 17 2020
                So you have information about what the United States and Turkey are going to do in the coming decades?
                1. 0
                  April 17 2020
                  Quote: Mitroha
                  So you have information about what the United States and Turkey are going to do in the coming decades?

                  ======
                  And Kronos is Trump with Erdogan personally whispered into the ear, due to the large personal affection! laughing
        3. -2
          April 17 2020
          Quote: Mitroha
          What moment do you mean?

          The United States flees from its bases in BV, etc. They are now not up to BV .. I mean it! You can wet the devils calmly without screaming from the Western media .. And what did you think?
          We’ll create a helicopter base in northern Syria together with the Syriacs, etc. Turkey and Israel have quieted down, isn't that a moment?
          1. 0
            April 18 2020
            Is Israel quiet? Precisely megalomania
      2. +1
        April 17 2020
        this is the submission of the Kurds, soft, with a buzzing, somewhere over the horizon, helicopters. - exit to the east bank of the Euphrates. there was an attempt at crossing and shelling by "extremists" of our observer generals.
        two-three pancakes lumpy and then delicious oil der ez-zora
        1. -1
          April 17 2020
          Quote: antivirus
          this is the subordination of the Kurds, soft, with a buzzing, somewhere over the horizon, of helicopters

          Well, something like that, although you did not completely understand further .. bully
          1. -1
            April 17 2020
            further, restoration of the ATS borders and work on preferential terms of our computers (not only the fuel and energy complex)
            still very far ahead.
            going will overcome the road
        2. +3
          April 18 2020
          Quote: antivirus
          two-three pancakes lumpy and then delicious oil der ez-zora

          Pindo stanzas are overeating with this oil for free, so that drops from the chin drain off. And they’re not going to share this yummy with anyone. Despite our clods and the expenses of their budget. They know a lot about oil and budget
    2. +4
      April 17 2020
      if you get involved in this matter (Syria), then you need to complete it ... achieve your goals ...
    3. +1
      April 17 2020
      The world there, of course, is far away, and so, if necessary, there are no questions.
    4. -1
      April 17 2020
      Quote: Guard
      this is our chance to finally establish a WORLD in Syria!

      This is one chtoli helicopter base?)))
    5. -3
      April 17 2020
      I’m wondering if they will deal with the terrorists \ moderate opposition, agree with the Turks, and what will they do with the Americans?
      1. 0
        April 20 2020
        American bonds will buy. Well and the little things
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    7. -2
      April 17 2020
      Well, there are individuals, they themselves dream about the world, they build the bases themselves, and even have time to sew cons on everyone laughing
      1. 0
        April 20 2020
        You are wrong. We will show the flag to the natives. And it costs a lot
        1. 0
          April 20 2020
          Although pilaf would be more effective, but it’s definitely a toad
    8. -5
      April 17 2020
      Quote: Navat
      And how much will our next geopolitical game cost our budget?

      Today, Russia occupies, by the quality of life of the population, 67th place in the world ....
      It does not matter, swaps places with Thailand, occupying 68th place.
      https://www.numbeo.com/quality-of-life/rankings_by_country.jsp
    9. -1
      April 17 2020
      As I understand it, the helicopter base is needed first of all by the Syrian NE, since the helicopters of the SAR (except the Navy) all lie on the ground in the form of burnt skeletons from the first years of the mess in the SAR ...
      Accordingly, Russian helicopters and their crews, the ATS aircraft want to solve the mobility problem of their MTR ...
      Widespread use of helicopters in the ATS including on an unprepared theater of operations in a rapidly changing operational environment will lead to large losses among military personnel of the RF Armed Forces ....
      The ATS aircraft were not previously seen in the successful use of airborne assault forces ....
      Most likely, the Soviet experience in the use of air assault units, including in the mountains ... I won’t be surprised that there will be bearded people from the IRGC of Iran .... and pro-Iranian militants from Palestine and Afghanistan as paratroopers on Russian helicopters ...
      You can imagine in advance (if you have successful experience) how Israeli Jews, Turks and Americans will rave ...
      1. +3
        April 17 2020
        Quote: Lara Croft
        I understand that the helicopter base is needed primarily by the Syrian NE

        it goes without saying

        Quote: Lara Croft
        Accordingly, Russian helicopters and their crews, the ATS aircraft want to solve the mobility problem of their MTR

        Not only. They want aviation support too. As practice has shown, the army of the SAR at least something can only with the support of Russian aviation.

        Quote: Lara Croft
        will lead to large losses among the military aircraft of the Russian Federation ....

        alas, and this is so if the base is created.
        It is not clear why we need it? If you teach the "Syrian comrades" - then you need to create a training center. We can provide them with technology, why climb ourselves? Rather, why climb halfway - and then in fact shoot at the Turks no way, at the Jews - too. "Friends", however. But faith allows them. And if there is a common base - wait for gifts ...
        Or fit in to the full, or not to climb at all. We’ll get the cap anyway, so in the first case there will be at least some sense, not for nothing.
        1. +2
          April 17 2020
          Gregory_45 (Gregory) It is not clear why we need it? If you teach the "Syrian comrades" - then you need to create a training center. We can provide them with technology, why climb ourselves? Rather, why climb halfway - and then in fact shoot at the Turks no way, at the Jews - too. "Friends", however. But faith allows them. And if there is a common base - wait for gifts ...

          You read my thoughts, neither began to write about it and about what was written from the "hurray-patriots" I caught the minuses ...
          Meanwhile, I hope that I'm wrong ... here on a related site I found a fresh article
          Syrian media report that Russia transferred ten Mi-24P helicopters to the Syrian army. These shock combat vehicles have always been actively involved in hostilities against terrorists. Pilots selflessly performed their work, despite the difficult conditions, sometimes at the cost of their own lives.

          https://topcor.ru/14202-smi-rossija-peredala-sirii-desjat-udarnyh-vertoletov.html
          so that not only our flight crew, but also the Syrian will suffer losses (from this the truth is not easier) ...
    10. +2
      April 17 2020
      The Syrian opposition will go through the forest, like other goodies.
      And real good came to Syria with fists.
      The result will be a stable and independent Syria.
      Syria and Russia were allies in the past and are in the present.
      Syria is not Bulgaria, not Poland and others that do not remember the good.
      1. 0
        April 20 2020
        While Bashar al-Assad lives or rules. And the power will change and have to get out of Syria. The cases are fully documented in history. Egypt, Afghanistan, Vietnam and further on the list
    11. -3
      April 17 2020
      the war will continue until a handful of American Jews throw loot into this war, and peace in Syria will be current when the war begins in Israel
      1. +3
        April 17 2020
        Quote: nobody
        the war will continue until a handful of American Jews throw loot into this war, and peace in Syria will be current when the war begins in Israel

        Yes, the Syrians, it seems, the loss of the Golan Heights was enough lol
        1. 0
          April 17 2020
          Quote: Krasnodar
          Yes, the Syrians, it seems, the loss of the Golan Heights was enough

          Remember. The Israeli military, with the tacit support of world empirialism, once again unleashing a war against the working Syrian people deprived him of the Golan, as well as their fresh water sources and the Zionist regime, do not give a damn about the UN demand for the de-occupation of the Golan ...
          lol

          laughs the one who shoots first ...
          1. +2
            April 18 2020
            So the first Syrians shot - this is the trick hi
      2. -3
        April 17 2020
        So they tried to fight like that in Israel. So the guys "with cuts" as it were not too hospitable
    12. +1
      April 17 2020
      And how many people and air defense systems will be needed to protect and cover the new base? How many times a week are Hmeimim bombarded? Helicopters burn much easier than airplanes ...
    13. -2
      April 17 2020
      We had 100 helicopters ...
      Sent to Syria 10
      90 remaining
      Combat and non-combat losses 5
      Replenished these 5 helicopters
      85 are left at home
      We are making another base in Syria
      So another minus ten helicopters
      Total 75 helicopters at home ...
      This is of course rude and figurative, but I think the meaning is clear.
      1. +2
        April 17 2020
        Quote: Keeping
        We had 100 helicopters ...
        Sent to Syria 10
        90 remaining

        In the periodicals I read that AA brigades (district subordination) and AA brigades (army subordination) are being created in the RF Armed Forces, respectively, if you select 5-7 helicopters from each unit, you can imagine how many helicopter bases can be created in the ATS (and not only ) ...
        In essence, such seconded helicopters will temporarily form AA Groups on non-equipped (or equipped) theater of operations, through which all the flight technical personnel of the AA VKS of the Russian Federation can be driven ...
        United States Armed Forces had similar AA Groups during the twentieth ...
        In order to reduce losses, the personnel of such bases can be mixed from Russian military and local comrades ...
        ours will be involved in complex operations on a local routine ...
      2. +2
        April 18 2020
        Quote: Keeping
        Total 75 helicopters at home ...

        Workers from the helicopter plant will say together - give old helicopters to Syria! Give the construction of new missing helicopters!
        And they will be very right. So everything is done right.
        1. +2
          April 18 2020
          MO will add. You give the continuation of the break-in of new models of helicopters in combat conditions! And the production will say yes. Such a run-in quickly reveals all the imperfections and allows us to lay down new directions for development, requirements for new generations
    14. -2
      April 18 2020
      Under Assad, there will be no peace in Syria. Unless Assad will physically destroy or force to leave the country a large part of the population, except for his clan and his supporters; and even that - it will be a world on foreign bayonets.
      But who, besides the population itself, seriously needs peace in Syria?
      First of all, he is desirable for Turkey: peace (and, therefore, a strong central government) means the tranquility of the Syrian Kurds, causing Turkey serious problems - so much so that Erdogan decided on an unpopular and costly ground operation. It is also desirable to a large extent to Israel - it is more advisable to negotiate with a single and plenipotentiary Syrian leadership than with motley, little controlling gangs. However, for various reasons, both of these countries seek to take as little as possible participation in the intra-Syrian conflict, and in the case of Israel it is not participation as such, but targeted operations by the Air Force to destroy key figures of Hezbollah, the IRGC and Iranian military depots. Thus, the establishment of peace cannot be declared as the ultimate goal of these states.
      At the same time, the world is sharply disadvantageous to Iran, which in conditions of instability feels in Syria like a fish in water. It is clear that the government, which fully controls its territory, along with its powers, assumes responsibility, and is unlikely to tolerate a threat to stability - the traffic of weapons through its territory and other people's quasi-war formations.
      And finally - it is difficult, unfortunately, to argue that peace in this - and indeed tormented - country would be desirable .. to us. Unlike officially stated, the non-public goals of our presence in Syria are not limited to a certain period. Truly, and not in high-profile statements, ending the militants in Syria is not easy - but still, it is a matter of time. But the creation and maintenance of the air and ground bridgehead of the counteraction of the Western coalition in the BV — such a task does not imply a limited time frame.
      Gratitude in politics is an oxymoron. In this regard, the leadership of Syria is not at all different from everyone else: as soon as a lasting peace in Syria is established, they will immediately indicate a way out with a polite smile. And then the result of our military presence will be another geopolitical failure. Therefore, at least peace should not be hoped for at least in Syria; and certainly it does not depend on the number and location of helicopter bases.
      1. +1
        April 18 2020
        Quote: Iris
        Under Assad, there will be no peace in Syria.

        I understand what you are driving at. In your opinion, a stable peace will come if bearded men with machine guns seize power. Because this is precisely the goal of Turkey and Israel. How it ends - take a look at Libya. There, the US and the EU have already achieved "peace". What they wanted.
        1. 0
          April 18 2020
          Peace by definition cannot come if power is seized by "bearded guys" - not only in Syria, but nowhere. And nothing in my comment gives grounds to draw the conclusion you proposed.
    15. -4
      April 18 2020
      Or maybe just a missile base? laughing That would start howling)))
    16. 0
      April 18 2020
      After the Turkish invasion of Syria, it is necessary to reduce the reaction time to possible challenges, and therefore such a base is needed. And then, while the aircraft arrives in time, a mountain of corpses can remain on the ground and the front line will change more than once.

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