Russia, Syria restore Syrian air base for joint use

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(Reuters) – Russia and Syria have restored the al-Jarrah military air base in Syria’s north to be jointly used, Russia’s Defence Ministry said late on Monday. “Russian and Syrian military personnel restored the destroyed al-Jarrah airfield,” the ministry said on the Telegram messaging app. “The joint basing of aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force at the al-Jarrah airfield makes it possible to cover the state border.” The small base east of Aleppo was recaptured from Islamic State fighters in 2017. Russia has been a dominant military force in Syria since launching a…

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