The Americans act in their own spirit and style – we flew in and punished. It doesn’t matter who and how. Inspite all the agreements of Moscow and Ankara, to hell the ceasefire in Syria, which is already tired of the war. They showed strength, punished the appointed perpetrators. It seems that the Americans are absolutely indifferent to whom to bomb – their own or others, for them no one is close, even in their own country. And, of course, do not give a damn about all the efforts to “enforce peace” that Russia is making in this region.
To clarify, the United States launched an air strike on the de-escalation zone in Syrian Idlib, without warning Russia and Turkey, and thereby violated all previous agreements. And this despite the fact that on August 31, at the initiative of Russia and Turkey, the Syrian troops unilaterally announced a ceasefire in the entire Idlib de-escalation zone, about which all parties to the conflict were notified. Since that time, the Syrian government troops have ensured the fulfillment of their obligations. In addition, combat flights of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force were discontinued.
The Americans themselves explain their attack on Syria that their goal was supposedly the control point of the al-Qaeda group in Syria, but in fact endangered the continued maintenance of the ceasefire and the entire civilian population of these territories.
Apparently, the USA once again decided to show who is the boss in Syria, although for the past almost five years, it was Russia and its armed forces that played the main role in liberating Syria from terrorists.
Perhaps the best assessment of the actions of the Russian air forces in Syria was not even given at the Russian Ministry of Defense, but … foreign military experts who publicly spoke out: “This is an impressive success!” It’s clear that we can praise ourselves, from an objective point of view and real assessment of the perfect, but here you can’t say better. So the Americans were somehow late with their bombing.
It seems that everything is back to the very beginning. Recall how it all happened. On September 30, 2014, at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Russian Space Forces launched an air operation to destroy the militants of the Islamic State. And the very next day, from the building of the National Center for Defense Management of the Russian Federation, the official representative of the Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov, first announced the first results of the operation live. In all the following days, such “reports” became mandatory – every flight on a combat mission, every use of air bombs, air-to-air missiles, cruise missiles at the positions of jihadists in Syria was transparent to the whole world. Unlike what the Americans are doing now. That is why no one lies to their excuses.
To conduct a military operation in Syria, the Russian army was able to deploy and prepare a full-fledged military force to complete combat missions as soon as possible. For the first time in recent years – outside of Russia. Initially, it included more than 50 aircraft and helicopters, which to this day are based on the territory of the Khmeimim air base. Among the aircraft equipment there are Su-24M front-line bombers, Su-34 bombers, Su-25SM attack aircraft, Su-30SM fighter jets, Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters. On November 17, 25 long-range aircraft based in Russia were involved in the operation, as well as an additional 12 Su-34 and Su-24SM bombers.
In addition to the Khmeimim airfield, runways in Shairat, the province of Homs and Al-Gayas in Palmyra began to be used as jump airports. For the protection of air bases, units of the Marine Corps of the Black Sea Fleet (810th Brigade, Sevastopol), special forces groups and paratrooper units (7th Airborne Assault Division, Novorossiysk) were transferred to Syria. To cover and protect the group, several Panzir-C1 anti-aircraft gun and missile systems and the Krasukha-4 electronic warfare system were launched. On November 26, Russian S-400 air defense systems appeared in Latakia, which reliably cover not only Khmeimim airbase, but also the entire airspace around 600 kilometers. So Russia will be able to protect Syria.
Now the Russian military is reporting the many destructions and casualties that the Americans inflicted in Syria. Everything as always – to hit the civilian population in order to scare the whole world, and most importantly — Russia.