Credible OSINT sources reveal satellite images confirming the arrival of 4 Russian fighter jets in Syria. Russia has established an outpost base in the outskirts of city of Latakia in Syria as a combat buildup against the Islamic State Takfiri.
The military buildup of Russia in Syria aimed at combating the Islamic State includes, surface-to-air missiles, combat aircraft with advanced capabilities, among weapons and base capability of over 2000 personnel.
Satellite images on the Russian outpost base in Syria revealed the arrival of four advanced Su-30 SM Flanker fighter jets. Russia recently joined the fight against the Islamic State following President Vladimir Putin call to the European Union for a global antiterrorism campaign.
Russia joins a list of countries in the anti- Islamic State war led by the United States aimed at eradicating the takfiri and restoring peace in Syria, Iraq and their neighbors.
Russia has established and outpost in the outskirt of the port city of Latakia in Syria as a ground base for the Russian forward attacks. The base is equipped with advanced combat fighter jets with surface-to-air, air-to-surface and air-to-air missile capabilities, tanks, artillery and both attack and support helicopters.
Notably a satellite images caught the arrival of 4 Su-30SM fighter jets which are advanced variant of the Su-27 Flanker with agile maneuverability and considered among the most sophisticated aircraft in Russian inventory with air-air missiles.
Russian presence in Syria has prompted for talks between the US and Russia who have had cold relationship recently. Russia and US working together to eradicate the Islamic State could thaw the US-Russia relationship.
The entry of Russia into the war against Islamic State Takfiri is a major boost to the war against their atrocities especially witnessed in the refugee influx into Europe and the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the Middle East as a whole.