More Russian bombers arrive at Hmeimim base

Friday, 30 September, 2016 - 14:00

 A Russian military source announced on Friday that Russia sent an additional number of bombers to the Hmeimim air base in Lattakia.

Izvestia daily quoted the source as saying that an extra number of Su-24 and Su-34 bombers has been sent to Hmeimim base, used by the Russian Air Force in the fight against terrorism in Syria.

Su-25 fighter-bombers have been prepared to head for Syria, the source added.

Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stressed on Thursday that Russia will continue fighting terrorists and supporting the Syrian army in this regard.

The Russian Air Force started operations in Syria on September 30th, 2015 upon a request from the Syrian state. The Russian strikes have hit thousands of targets, destroying positions, equipment, vehicles, facilities and tanker trucks transporting stolen oil.