Published On: Sun, Sep 6th, 2015

Russia ‘is building military base in Syria’

Telegraph: American officials express concern about latest intelligence suggesting Moscow is preparing to send hundreds of personnel to prop up Assad regime; The anonymous officials say Russia has set up an air traffic control tower and transported prefabricated housing units for up to 1, 000 personnel to an airfield serving the Syrian port city of Latakia.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a government meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow

 

Russia is building a military base in Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s heartland, according to American intelligence officials, in the clearest indication yet of deepening Russian support for the embattled regime of Bashar al-Assad.

The anonymous officials say Russia has set up an air traffic control tower and transported prefabricated housing units for up to 1, 000 personnel to an airfield serving the Syrian port city of Latakia.

 

Read the full story at the Telegraph, by Rob Crilly 

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