Watch Russian Tanks Smash Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria [VIDEO]
As Western Journalism reported earlier, Russia is now actively involved in the Syrian war. The reports on the presence of Russian soldiers at the northern front in Syria were based on intelligence and eyewitness accounts, but satellite imagery and video footage has emerged that delivers evidence of Russia’s intervention in the war.
First, there was a Foreign Policy report that contained satellite imagery of massive Russian building activities at al-Assad International Airport near Latakia.
Then last week, the Aviationist published satellite images that showed the deployment of Russian fighter planes in Syria. Four Russian air force SU 30 SM fighter planes were visible on a runway of al-Assad International Airport in Latakia.
The Aviationist also published a video that reportedly shows four SU-24 Fencer attack planes that are seen flying behind an IL-78 tanker plane or an IL-76 cargo aircraft. The planes were apparently flying in the direction of the al-Assad International Airport. The images were uploaded to YouTube by the Syrian group Network Echo Revolution and were shot in the area of the city of Homs in Syria.
The SU-24 Fencer is a supersonic fighter plane that is used to perform ultra-low-level combat missions. The plane is also in use by the air forces of Iran, Syria and Libya.
Other video evidence of Russia’s intervention in Syria appeared on a Russian-language YouTube account last week.
The video images show tanks in the area of Latakia in northern Syria. A Russian-speaking soldier can be seen sitting atop a T-54 tank with an AK-74M assault rifle. Shortly afterwards, a second tank fires at a position of the army of conquest that is led by Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra. The Russian soldier then can be heard exclaiming, “excellent excellent we hit him.”