Russia has begun drone surveillance missions in Syria, US defence officials said Monday. The move marks Moscow’s first military air operations there since undertaking a rapid buildup at a Syrian air base.
US officials said the drone operations appear to based out of the air base near the western port city of Latakia, where last week a monitoring group said Russia was working to extend an airstrip near a military airport.
The start of the drone flights highlights the risks of Russian aircraft operating in the same airspace as US-led coalition planes, as the two Cold War rivals have not agreed on …read more
Source: Daily News Egypt