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.

(JNS.org) 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 .