UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – According to Iraqi sources, three Russian cargo planes crossed the Iraq skies yesterday before landing in Syria.
These sources within the Iraqi aviation have indeed announced this news to the newspaper Al-Araby al-Jadid yesterday, Wednesday, April 11, stating that the three planes were Antonov and they had crossed the Iranian sky and then the sky Iraq to finally land in Syria.
“The three Russian cargo planes entered Iraq from Iran on two different routes and landed in Syria. An agreement was reached between Baghdad and Moscow in 2016, “the sources said on condition of anonymity.
One of these aircraft would be an Antonov An-26, specialized for heavy transport operations.
In June 2016, images of Russian bombers were published on the Iranian base from Nogheh to Hamadan. At that time, Russia Today reported that Iran’s bombers had so far targeted several terrorist positions in Syria. In addition to the Tu-22 long-range strategic bombers, Sukhoi-34 advanced bombers were also stationed at Hamadan Air Base. These fighters had the mission to bomb the positions of Daesh and Front al-Nusra in Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor and Idlib.
Al-Araby al-Jadeed also reported that Hashim al-Musawi, the spokesman of the Iraqi resistance movement Hezbollah al-Nujaba, said that “the situation in Syria is a real powder keg”.
According to the spokesman of al-Nujaba, this war would affect the political scene of the whole region and it will be a new lifeline for terrorist groups like the Front al-Nusra and Jaish al-Islam.