Satellite photos reveal Russia building two additional bases in Syria

A Wall Street Journal report reveals satellite photos showing that Russia is building two additional bases in Syria. Credit: Screenshot via Wall Street Journal.

( Russia is in the process of building two additional military bases in Syria, new satellite imagery has revealed. 

According to satellite photographs provided by IHS Jane’s, a defense intelligence group, to the Wall Street Journal, Russia is developing a weapons depot and military facility north of Latakia, along the Syrian coast. 

Until recently, reports indicated that Russia had been focused on the buildup of a Syrian air base near Latakia.

Meanwhile, as Russia increases its support for the Syrian government, a report in Lebanon’s Daily Star says that Hezbollah will shift towards a more defensive role in the Syrian civil war. The Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group says that it will pull back after capturing the town of Zabadani, the last rebel-held village in the mountainous border region west of Damascus. Hezbollah has played a key role in supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. 

Posted on September 22, 2015 .