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Russia, Syria regime start military drill in Mediterranean

Russian navy warship [Burak Akay/Anadolu Agency]
Russian navy warship [Burak Akay/Anadolu Agency]

Russia and the Syrian regime started a joint military exercise in the Eastern Mediterranean, local media reported today.

Speaking to the Russian media, Rear Admiral Alexander Yuldashev said Russian warships and fighter jets from Khmeimim, a base in coastal Syria, and Syrian regime minesweepers are taking part in the exercise.

Yuldashev said the joint manoeuvres will include artillery fire along with practice fighting illegal armed groups and drones.

There was no information on the duration of the exercise, the number of personnel, or the number of vessels or fighter jets.

Since 2015, Russia has had warships at the Tartus naval base and fighter jets at Khmeimim air base.

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