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11 July, Saturday


Syrian military receives Russian advanced MiG-29 fighter jets

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Syria received a second batch of advanced MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia as Damascus and its allies are fighting a remaining Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) pocket in the Arab country, EDNews.net reports citing Fars news Agency.

Syria's official news agency SANA, citing a military source, said the new fighter jets were handed over to the Syrian Army during a ceremony at Hmeimim airbase in Syria's Western coastal province of Latakia on Saturday.

"In the framework of military and technical cooperation between Russia and Syria, the Russian side handed over the second batch of advanced and modernized MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria, during a ceremony at Hmeimim base,” the source said.

“The warplanes flew from the Hmeimim Airbase to their deployment areas in Syrian airbases,” the source said.

According to the source, the newly-received fighter jets are "more effective" than their previous generation.

“As of June 1, 2020, Syrian pilots will begin to carry out missions on those planes in Syrian airspace,” the source said.

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