Russia sends more fighter jets to Syria despite announcing draw-down

Russia has sent as many as a dozen more fighter jets to Syria, days after President Putin’s announcement that Moscow was scaling back its military deployment in the war-torn country.

Vladimir Putin declared last week that Russia would begin withdrawing forces following a ceasefire deal between the government and opposition.

However 12 Su-25s were reported to have arrived at Moscow’s base in the coastal city of Latakia on Monday, signalling its intention to remain deeply involved in the conflict.

  • Alain

    So what. If that means we are supposed to get all teary-eyed for the Arabs there, it does not work on me.

  • simus1

    Maybe just a replacement squadron that has finished getting its overhauls, new mods, updated training, etc., all done.

  • mobuyus

    Tell obama that’s how you win wars.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Looks to me like a classic case of mission creep.