Dec 24

Russian Aerial Support for Syria is ‘Impossible to Underestimate’:

Russian aerial support for Syrian Army operations is impossible to underestimate, a member of the Syrian armed forces told Russian television.

 The Syrian Army’s current successes would have been impossible without Russian aerial support, Syrian army sergeant Baha Muhammad told Vesti.ru.

Muhammad, who is now retired, fought while encircled in the al-Ashrafiyah district of Aleppo, which he described as a “Syrian Stalingrad.” According to him, the aerial operation has allowed units like his to break out of encirclement, and for refugees to return home.

“There is one simple example, which will explain everything. After Russian military pilots started working, fighters were forced to leave and open up the blocked road between Damascus and Aleppo, which is a lifeline. It would be difficult to count how many people would have died of starvation if it was not for the work of Russian pilots,” Baha Muhammad told Russian television.

The Russian air campaign was launched on September 30, when more than fifty Russian warplanes, including Su-24M, Su-25 and Su-34 jets, commenced precision airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria at the behest of Syrian President Bashar Assad.Earlier that day, the Russian upper house of parliament unanimously supported the request of President Vladimir Putin to deploy units of the Russian Aerospace Forces abroad.

Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad confirmed that Syrian Army strikes, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, were being carried out against armed terrorist organizations, not political opposition factions or civilians.

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2 Responses to “Russian Aerial Support for Syria is ‘Impossible to Underestimate’”

  1. Squodgy Says:

    http://www.unz.com/ishamir/putin-blues/

  2. Squodgy Says:

    As I recall under the USSR, the State owned all the nation’s assets.

    Under Boris Yeltsin, all that changed and Foreign funded buy outs of these assets resulted in much ownership being transferred abroad, which annoyed Vlad.

    Khodorkovsky is but one of many who benefitted from this asset stripping exercise, and I believe Vlad wants to reign in the ownership in order to bring back some nationalistic pride using the Russian State as against some slimy international/globalist Bankster led influence aka Soros, Buffet et al.
    The Guardian is jew owned pro zionist mouthpiece , which will try to brainwash anyone to be sympathetic to the zionist cause.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/22/russian-police-raid-offices-of-mikhail-khodorovsky

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