Syria: Russian's Latest Fighter Lands in Qamishli airport
As part of Russia's efforts to expand its military presence in eastern Syria, a Russian Sukhoi aircraft lands at Qamishli Airport.
Sources divulged to Al Mayadeen that a Russian Sukhoi has landed for the first time in Qamishli airport, Al-Hasakah province.
The sources added that the plane conducted several reconnaissance flights over the region, noting that Russian helicopters were also conducting daily flights in conjunction with ground cavalry.
The plane will remain at the airport indefinitely, according to the same sources.
Russia has strengthened its presence in the area, increasing the number of its military bases and outposts.
Earlier today, Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham bombed the towns of Urm al-Kubra, the countryside of Mhandessin, and Anjara, with mortars and rockets, in conjunction with the bombing of the towns of the northern countryside of Aleppo by the Operation Olive Branch fighters.
According to our correspondent, armed factions in Operation Olive Branch sought to bombard the towns of the northern countryside of Aleppo with missiles.
In response to the bombings, Russian warplanes launched intense air raids on the headquarters of the Operation Olive Branch fighters in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
Russian warplanes also bombed the headquarters of armed groups Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham in the northern countryside of Idlib, adjacent to the Turkish border.
Sources to Al Mayadeen Net stated that the Russian military convoy's entry into the countryside of Deir Ezzor and Raqqa came "with prior coordination between the two parties, within the framework of expanding the Russian role, and SDF's fears of a sudden US withdrawal from Syria."