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Saturday, 20 February 2016

Russia Reinforces Armenia Air Base near Turkish Border Won’t Hesitate to Strike Turkey If It Sends Troops to Syria”

MapRussia has sent several fighter planes including fourth-generation jets and a transport helicopter to reinforce its air base in Armenia near the border with Turkey, the defense ministry said Saturday.
Four fourth-generation Mikoyan MiG-29 jets as well as a number of modernized MiG-29S bombers and a Mil Mi-8MT helicopter have been dispatched to the base, a statement said.
Russia’s base at Erebuni airport just outside the capital Yerevan already has nine fourth-generation MiG-29 planes designed to carry a payload of up to 4,000 kilograms of weapons and with larger fuel tanks, allowing them to spend more time on missions.
Russia also has a base for ground troops at Gyumri, some 55 miles (90 kilometers) from the capital of the ex-Soviet republic.
Yerevan is around 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Armenia’s border with Turkey, which has been closed since 1993 due to the countries’ long-running feud.
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“Putin Won’t Hesitate to Strike Turkey If It Sends Troops to Syria”
PutinThe Russian president will not hesitate to launch a war against Turkey, or even the US, in case Ankara and Riyadh send their infantry troops to Syria, a Russian senior diplomat told Raialyoum newspaper.
I do Know President Putin; he will not let Syria duplicate the Afghani sample, he added.
His remarks were published in the context of an article which stressed that the hot positions of confrontation in the Syrian field are the eastern province of Raqqa and Aazaz which lies in Aleppo northern countryside.
The article noted that the Syrian troops which are heading towards Raqqa aim at anticipating any Saudi-Turkish intervention, which will lead to a direct confrontation, and that the Russia will certainly support the Syrian army in such a case.
The escalating conflict in Syria may destroy empires and kingdoms and may claim the souls of millions of people, according to the article which pointed out the Russian military will resort to non-traditional weaponry if its bases in Syria get bombarded.
Finally, the article mentioned that “Israel” will boldly side with the Saudi-Turkish alliance as the handshake between the Zionist security minister Moshe Yaalon and the former Saudi intelligence chief in Munich few days ago revealed.
Source: Newspapers
19-02-2016 – 15:23 Last updated 19-02-2016 – 20:55

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