Russian Army Patrols Syria’s Golan Heights

Russia media revealed a video of Russian navy models patrolling the Syrian facet of the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel since 1967.

The video confirmed troopers and automobiles separating the Syrian and Israeli armies and commentary factors on hills and excessive areas within the area. A few of the troopers have been seen sporting fight fatigue bearing the letter “Z,” the image of the navy marketing campaign in Ukraine.

Final January, Russian navy planes carried out a patrol with the Syrian Air Pressure within the Golan, together with Israel, which continues to bomb Iranian websites round Syria.

The Russian Ministry of Protection introduced that the fighters have been launched from the Russian Hmeimim base and al-Dumayr Airport.

The assertion mentioned the Russian and Syrian navy pilots had carried out a joint air patrol mission alongside the Golan Heights and the Euphrates River.

“The mission’s route ran alongside the Golan Heights, the southern border, the Euphrates River and over northern Syria,” the assertion learn.

“Russian pilots took off from the Hmeymim Air Base, whereas Syrians took off from the Seikal and Dumayr airfields outdoors Damascus,” the ministry added.

The mission concerned Russia’s Su-34 and Su-35 plane and the A-50 early warning and management plane, in addition to Syria’s MiG-23 and MiG-29 planes.

On the finish of 2020, it was reported that Russian forces would conduct their first patrol alongside the Syrian border with Israel.

Sources mentioned the Russian automobiles moved in the direction of the navy base, the Russian commentary heart within the Quneitra area.

The redeployment carried out Moscow’s choice to revive the UN Disengagement Forces (UNDOF) within the Golan.

Based on a Russian official, Moscow is helping the Syrian military in joint workout routines within the Golan area, noting that the purpose of the Russian presence is to observe the ceasefire within the demilitarized zone on the border with Israel.

In August 2018, worldwide forces agreed on a de-escalation zone in southern Syria.

Israeli and worldwide media mentioned that the Iranian forces had withdrawn their heavy weapons in Syria to 85 km from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

“The Iranians withdrew, and the Shiite formations will not be there,” TASS information company quoted Russian presidential particular envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev, as saying.

The redeployment got here in implementation of the settlement concluded between former US President Donald Trump and Russian Vladimir Putin throughout their assembly in Helsinki in mid-July 2018.

Each presidents asserted that the US and Russia would work collectively to make sure Israel’s safety.

“We each spoke with Bibi (the then-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu), and so they want to do sure issues with Syria having to do with the security of Israel,” Trump mentioned, including that “creating security for Israel is one thing each Putin and I want to see very a lot.”

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