Russian Il-76 airlifter lands at the Khmeimim Air Base in March 2016 (Courtesy: AFP)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – Two Russian cargo planes were tracked en route to the Syrian province of Latakia, where they will deliver new equipment to the Hmeimim Airbase.

According to the website Flight Radar 24, one Russian IL-76 strategic airlifter and Tu-154M were en route to Syria from Russia this week.

Flight Radar 24
Flight Radar 24

The arrival of these heavy cargo planes to Syria comes at the same time that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing to launch a large-scale offensive in the northwestern part of the country.

Typically, when the Syrian military is about to launch an offensive, the Russian Armed Forces deliver new equipment to the Hmeimim Airport to support this operation.

 

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What a detour… Does Erdogan refuses Il-76 to fly over Turkey?

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Russians don’t wanna take any chances with the precious cargo as Turki knows exactly where is the final destination. Brutish confiscated the Panama Oil Tanker with Iranian Oil which they said was going to Syria and no one will dare to touch the Russians even the Brutish. Turki will never dare to stop that IL and bring it down to confiscate the Cargo. Size Matters huh!

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More modern weapons to inept SAA generals ?

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Next time stop making generalized statements. When you buy 20 tomatoes chances are 1 or 2 are rotten and that doesn’t mean all the tomatoes are rotten. If SAA was inept then how did they manage to defeat all the Jihadis in Syria? They defeated them all and sent them off to Idlib as these defeated terrorists pleaded with SAA to spare them & their family. Now SAA are now on the way to vanquish them in Hama & Idlib. There are over 10 groups under different names fighting against SAA. The terrorists are funded & supported from Gulf Monarchs,… Read more »