Thursday, September 16, 2021

Satellite photos of the Russian Su-30 fighter planes in Syria

There were the first photos from the satellite to four Russian Su-30SM fighter jets in Syria.

The United States is disturbed by Russia’s movement of tactical aircraft to Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday, acknowledging that the jets could pose a threat to American and allied military forces.

U.S. officials say Russia moved a small number of fighter jets to a base in Syria on Friday, hours after U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter talked with Russia Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in the first military contacts between the two countries in some time.

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“Clearly, the presence of aircraft with air-to-air combat capacity … raises serious questions,” Kerry said, responding to a question after meeting with British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond.

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