SouthFront, Analysis & Intelligence closely monitors reports about the Russian military presence in Syria to reveal the truth over this topic.
This video was made by Novorossian volunteer “Timur’. At the moment, he is in Syria. The video shows operation of Syrian forces against terrorists in Zabadani on September 19. So, now we deffenetly know: there are Russian volunteers in Syria.
Meanwhile, the discussion over the Russian military presence has been continuing:
The hot spot of discussions is the Bassel al Assad air base near the Syrian port city of Latakia. According to the diverse range of reports, Russia is probably building a military base there.
This image shows four Su-27/30s and twenty Su-25 ground attack aircraft at the Bassel al Assad air base. The western media use it to argue Russians are there:
This satellite imagery was posted by Stratfor. The US-based think tank argues that these are Russian aircrafts and artillery at the Bassel al Assad air base near the Syrian city of Latakia. But it use “possible” even in cations.
Reportedly, this is photo from the ground:
The video below was posted on September 20. It was reportedly made near Homs and shows a “large Russian aircraft and 4 escorts”: Il-76 , Su-27s and Su-24s.
Yes, it’s Russian aircrafts. However, Iran bought a lot of them and has Il-76 and SU-24s in its air forces. So, even if the geolocation and date are right, we can’t argue that it’s Russian military.