first published on December 20, 2019 by Will
The Russian Navy conducted a joint live fire exercise with Syrian naval forces on the Syrian Mediterranean Sea coast on Dec. 16, 2019.
The following video documents that operation. The exercise was carried out at the Russian Navy’s “Tartus” base on the Syrian coast. Tartus is the only significant Navy base Russia has outside the former Soviet Union, and they use it to support their Syrian operations.
Russia recently signed a deal with the Syrian government allowing them to use the port to house up to 11 warships and submarines for another 49 years.