14 articles tagged "air base"
Russia Sets up Second Air Base in Aleppo Province, Collaborates with Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

First Russian-Turkish military collaboration in N. Syria is seen at new Akhtarin base.

UAE Acquires an Eastern Libyan Air Base Shared with France
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016

UAE, Egypt, France and Italy operate an air base in support of Gen. Hafter.

Turkey & Iran Clip Russian and US Wings in Mid East
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016

Are Erdogan and Khamenei singing from the same song book?

Tossing Syria, Ukraine Issues into US Elections Has Unforeseen Fallout
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

His new air base in Iran for air strikes in Syria is a major game-changer.

After Russian Bombers in Iran, Putin Wants Role in Iraq’s Op to Free Mosul
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

To achieve this, he propositions Baghdad for Russian lead to displace US in Mosul battle.

The Putin-Netanyahu Understandings Extend to Syria’s Future
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016

Both agreed that Assad has no place in any post war administration in Damascus.

ISIS Zeroes in on Russian Military in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2016

ISIS attacks on Russian military in Syria expose security vulnerabilies.

Coming Raqqa Offensive May Net Russia an Iraqi Air Base
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2016

Putin has never given up on a Russian air base in Iraq after getting his way in Syria. He now has a good chance of Obama’s nod to him gaining an air base in Shiite dominated southern Iraq near the old fields.

Putin Pays Iran Back for Withholding Ground Troops from Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2016

Putin is settling accounts with Tehran for reneging on its promise of ground troops for Syria by leaving Iran in the lurch.

Moscow Posts Spetsnaz to Syria in Bid for Zero Russian War Losses
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2016

Spetsnaz special operations teams have been posted at all Russian facilities in Syria against hostile attack. Covered by attack helicopters, they have declared large spaces around those facilities sterile areas.

First US Air Base in Syria: The Game Changer Left out of Obama’s Speech
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 10, 2015

The US is building its first air base on Syrian soil at the disused Abu Hajar airport in northern Kurdish territory. It will reduce flying time for air strikes against the ISIS capitals, Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.

Russia’s Second Air Base in Syria to Host Iranian Squadrons as well
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 3, 2015

The Russian Al-Shayarat air base near Homs will provide space for two Iranian air squadrons for joint operations first to recover Palmyra.

Hangar at the Syrian al-Jarra airfield
Syrian jets bomb northern air base seized by Islamist-led rebels
DEBKAfile Special Report February 12, 2013


Tuesday night, Feb. 12, the Syrian Air Force began bombing the large al-Jarra air base which rebels led by Islamist battalions conquered near the northern city of Aleppo. Bashar Assad ordered his air force to destroy dozens of its own fighter-bombers: L-29 trainer planes, Sukhoi Su-22M bombers and Mig-23 interceptors. Their loss deprives the Syrian ruler of the means to wipe out rebel forces from the air. Had they possessed air crews, the rebels could have used their prize to bomb the presidential palace.


Introducing the new Syrian rebel contraption: T-HOMS 75
Rebels set Syrian fighter jets and helicopters ablaze opposite Golan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 3, 2012

As Syrian ruler Bashar Assad stood before parliament in Damascus Sunday, June 3, declaring, “Not even monsters could have carried out the Houla massacre,” rebels attacked a Syrian Air Force base east of the southern town of Deraa opposite the Israeli Golan border – their first such attack in the 14-month uprising, debkafile’s military sources report. Several rebel teams firing mortars set fire to fighter aircraft and assault helicopters in their hangars at the As Suwayda air base and ripped up runways.

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