November 14, 2019 / 7:40 AM / 25 days ago

Russia sets up helicopter base in northern Syria - Defence Ministry TV channel

MOSCOW, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Russia has begun setting up a helicopter base in the north-eastern Syrian city of Qamishli, the Russian Defence Ministry’s Zvezda TV channel said on Thursday.

The new base will be protected by surface-to-air missile systems, according to the TASS news agency, and three helicopters have already been deployed there. (Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin and Alexander Marrow Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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