Syria Rebels Target Airport Used by Russia (NOW-Lebanon)
Syrian rebels have fired rockets at Latakia airport where Russia is setting up a forward air operating base amid its military buildup in the country.
”Two projectiles struck…close to the Hmeimim airbase” adjacent to Latakia’s civilian airport, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Monday.
The Islamist Ahrar al-Sham claimed credit for the attack, releasing a video Monday claiming to show its militants firing Grad rockets at the base.
A rebel commander, Omar, told Al-Souria Net that his artillery unit targeted the runway with Russian-made Grad rockets that were seized from regime military bases.
”These are your goods,” he said, referring to Russia. ”They have been returned to you.”
According toAll4Syria, the deployment plan for Russian planes includes Hama airbase, the Dumeir and Nasiriya airbases north of Damascus and Bley airbase in Eastern Ghouta.
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