Russia delivers six Mikoyan MiG-31 fighter jets to Syria: Report
Iran Press TV
Aug 16, 2015 8:0PM
Russia has delivered six Mikoyan MiG-31 fighter jets to Syria in a bid to help the Arab country in its battle against Takfiri terrorists, a report says.
According to a Sunday report by Turkey's English-language website BGN News, Moscow shipped the supersonic interceptor aircraft to Damascus under a contract inked between the two sides in 2007.
Russia's intermediary agency for exports and imports of defense-related products, Rosoboronexport, refused to confirm or deny the report while an official confirmation was yet to emerge from Damascus.
The contract obligates Moscow to deliver two more jets to the violence-wracked Middle Eastern country, the report added.
The Turkish website further noted that the delivery is part of Russia’s plan to boost the military capabilities of the countries that are at the forefront of the battle against Takfiri terrorism in the region.
Back in 2014, Moscow also provided Baghdad with Mi-28 attack helicopters to help the Arab country’s military against Daesh militants.
The ISIL terrorist group, with the backing of many Western and regional states, started its campaign of terror in Syria in 2012.
The militants, who currently control areas across Syria as well as northern and western Iraq, have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations, against Iraqi and Syrian communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.
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