Russia says expanding Hmeimim air base in Syria
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Russia says expanding Hmeimim air base in Syria

News Service Reuters, Yeni Şafak

Russia is expanding its Hmeimim air base in Syria, an unnamed defense ministry official announced Thursday, according to reports.

The ministry has also set up new buildings to house aircraft at the site that will defend against drone attacks, the official was cited as saying. Thirty fighter planes and helicopters are currently deployed at the base, he added.

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