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Syria: Russian Sukhoi Su-24M fighter jets fly back home00:38

Syria: Russian Sukhoi Su-24M fighter jets fly back home

Syrian Arab Republic, Above Latakia
March 16, 2016 at 14:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footage released on Wednesday, shows several Sukhoi Su-24M fighter jets and an Ilyushin IL-76 flying back to Russia after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to begin the withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria.

The air wing took off from the Hmeymim airbase in Latakia, led by a Tupolev Tu-154 transport aircraft carrying engineers and technicians as well as technical supplies. The fighter jets are heading to their permanent deployment airbases in Russia.

Moscow will keep its Hmeymim airbase in Latakia province and the Tartus naval base in order to control the observation of ceasefire agreements in the region.

The Russian Air Force began its operations in Syria on September 30, 2015, after receiving an official request for assistance from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Russian jets have launched around 9,000 air strikes on strategic and economic targets of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and other terrorist targets in Syria.

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Footage released on Wednesday, shows several Sukhoi Su-24M fighter jets and an Ilyushin IL-76 flying back to Russia after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to begin the withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria.

The air wing took off from the Hmeymim airbase in Latakia, led by a Tupolev Tu-154 transport aircraft carrying engineers and technicians as well as technical supplies. The fighter jets are heading to their permanent deployment airbases in Russia.

Moscow will keep its Hmeymim airbase in Latakia province and the Tartus naval base in order to control the observation of ceasefire agreements in the region.

The Russian Air Force began its operations in Syria on September 30, 2015, after receiving an official request for assistance from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Russian jets have launched around 9,000 air strikes on strategic and economic targets of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and other terrorist targets in Syria.

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