TEHRAN (Iran News) – The army of Syria received a batch of MiG-29 warplanes from Russian sources, a report said.
According to state news agency SANA on Saturday, the delivery took place during a ceremony held in the Russian-run Hmeimim airbase in Syria’s northwestern province of Latakia.
The report added that the warplanes flew from Hmeimim to the respected Syrian bases. The Syrian pilots will start using the warplanes in maneuvers as of June.
According to the source, the newly-received fighter jets are “more effective” than their previous generation.
Meanwhile, Syrian forces continue to score territorial gains in their battle against foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants in the northwestern province of Idlib.
Idlib is the only large territory in the hands of terrorists after the Syrian Army managed to undo militant gains across the Arab country.
Russian troops were formally invited to the country by the Syrian government in 2015.
- source : Tasnim, Irannews