5 articles tagged "helicopters"
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Moscow Posts Spetsnaz to Syria in Bid for Zero Russian War Losses
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2016

Spetsnaz special operations teams have been posted at all Russian facilities in Syria against hostile attack. Covered by attack helicopters, they have declared large spaces around those facilities sterile areas.

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Russia’s Mi-35M ‘flying tank’ attack helicopter debuts in the Syrian theater
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 18, 2015

On Friday, Dec. 11, a squadron of 12 new Russian Mi-35M helicopters landed at the Russian military’s Hmeymim airbase for its first test in battle conditions. This “flying tank,”' will show how it performs in lifting an elite force at speed to a targeted arena while covering their landing with a massive blast of fire to reduce enemy resistance on the ground. This craft is the answer the Russians needed for special missions, primarily to ferry elite troops into battle against Syrian rebels and Islamic State fighters and perform rescue missions for lifting them out.

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Russian troops already engaged in battle against ISIS around Homs
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 17, 2015

Russia has sent the Syrian army advanced MIL MI-28 (Havoc) assault helicopters - belying one of two Moscow’s denials about its intentions in Syria, and, contrary to another denial, sophisticated Russian “mobile war rooms” and troop carriers transporting Russian marines were, according to debkafile, sighted on the Homs-Aleppo Highway 4. They were heading for battle to save beleaguered Aleppo from falling to the Islamic State. In Washington, opinions are divided over whether to accept Moscow’s proposal of military talks with the US.

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Jordanian Troops in Iraq for First Real Seek-and-Destroy Mission against ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 30, 2015

Jordanian commandos, backed by Israeli air support, are deep inside Iraqi Anbar in search and destroy missions against ISIS. Abdullah II is the first ruler to undertake this mission outside his borders.

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Bashar Assad
Russia’s Dilemma: To Supply Assad with "Flying Tanks"?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2013

Assad has asked Moscow for large numbers of attack helicopters to compensate for his lack of loyal troops. Washington has advised the Russians to think twice before assenting since he may not last beyond summer.

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