Shayrat Air Base.
Syria's Ba'athist zone.
Late Cold War.
Partly in ruins and mostly useless. A few air movements still go on.
Russian, Iranian and Syrian (Ba'athist) air forces.
Syrian (Ba'athist) MoD.
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Russia expanded the runways in order to accommodate Russian aircraft in 2015 and the USA destroyed it with
cruise missiles in 2017. It was attacked by the Free Syrian Army in 2011.
In was ruins and mostly useless after the 2017 American attack. 1 MiG fighter, a runway section and 2 hardened shelters are in-tacked according to BBC\Ruptly footage of the aftermath. Other Russian and more Ruptly footage also showed a servings radar unit, 1 MiG Fighter, a hardened shelter, a runway section and a jeep.
Russian media footage from outside Shayrat airbase.
Russian media footage from outside Shayrat airbase. Damage in Shayrat air base.
US hits Syria's Assad regime base with Tomahawk missiles by USS Porter Destroyer
US hits Syria's Assad regime base with Tomahawk cruise missiles by USS Porter Destroyer MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 7, 2017) The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/Released) About 60 U.S. Tomahawk missiles, fired from warships in the Mediterranean Sea, targeted an air base in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that American officials believe Assad regime aircraft launched with a nerve agent, possibly sarin. Nine Syrian(not Russian) warplanes destroyed in the latest US strike in Shayrat airfield, Syria. Syrian Authorities inquiring whether United States actually notified Russia about pending air strike. Video Credit: US Navy.
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