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August 22, 2016 9:18 am

Iran: Russia’s Use of Air Base for Syria Strikes Has Stopped ‘For Now’

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Russian warplanes. Photo: Wikipedia.

Russian warplanes. Photo: Wikipedia.

Russia has stopped using an Iranian air base for strikes in Syria, Iran’s foreign ministry announced on Monday, bringing an abrupt halt to an unprecedented deployment that was criticized both by the White House and some Iranian lawmakers.

Last week long-range Russian Tupolev-22M3 bombers and Sukhoi-34 fighter bombers used Nojeh air base, near the city of Hamadan, in north-west Iran to launch air strikes against armed groups in Syria.

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