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February 2, 2016 10:47 am

Russia Deploys Advanced Fighter Jets to Syria

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A Russian Su-35S jet. Russia deployed a number of the advanced fighter jets to Syria. Photo: Wikipedia.

A Russian Su-35S jet. Russia deployed a number of the advanced fighter jets to Syria. Photo: Wikipedia.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Monday that Su-35 fighters have been deployed to Hemeimeem air base in Syria. The Su-35 is Russia’s most advanced fighter that is fielded in significant numbers. NATO designates the aircraft as the SU-35S Flanker-E.

“Starting from last week, super-maneuverable Su-35S fighter jets started performing combat missions at Khmeimim airbase,” Maj. Gen. Konashenkov told the Russian state news agency, TASS.

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