Russia in First Ever Joint Air Patrol With Syria and It’s Along Israeli-Held Golan

First time in seven years for the two to fly in one formation

MOSCOW, January 24. /TASS/. Russian and Syrian military pilots have conducted a joint air patrol mission along the Golan Heights and the Euphrates River, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

“The mission’s route ran along the Golan Heights, the southern border, the Euphrates River and over northern Syria,” the statement reads. “Russian pilots took off from the Hmeymim Air Base, while Syrians took off from the Seikal and Dumayr airfields outside Damascus,” the ministry added.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the mission involved Russia’s Su-34 and Su-35 aircraft and the A-50 early warning and control aircraft, as well as Syria’s MiG-23 and MiG-29 planes. “During the patrol mission, Syrian pilots controlled airspace and provided fighter cover, while Russian crews practiced attacks on ground targets,” the statement specified. The ministry said that pilots had practiced strikes on air targets and ground targets at a training range in central Syria.

“The two countries’ pilots developed skills for cooperation in various situations. This kind of joint missions will now take place on a regular basis,” the Russian Defense Ministry stressed.

Source: TASS

  1. TZVI says

    Possibly a warning to Israel to stay out of any future conflict.

    1. anon says

      How would that be possible when they are neck deep in all these hot spots?….

      1. TZVI says

        That would be up to the Zionist Secular Government of Israel to decide, fight for the USA or stay out of WWII. I don’t think Russia cares two twits about Syria, they do care if Israel uses it USA made hardware to attack their naval base in Tartus.

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  4. John says

    These kinds of joint missions will give Israel something to worry about.

  5. Martillo says

    Now start burning some apartheid khazar pork in occupied Palestine.

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