The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is expanding the strategic T4 airbase in the country’s central region, satellite images released by Israeli defense observer Observer IL on September 3 revealed.
The images show that the length of the airbase’s southern runway is being expanded from 3,200 m to 3,750 m. A third runway is also apparently being built.
— Observer IL (@Obs_IL) September 3, 2019
The T4 is one of the biggest airbases of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF). The airbase is hosting Iranian and Russian forces.
Earlier this year, Iranian forces moved their main supply center from Damascus International Airport to the T4 airbase. The Russian Aerospace Forces also deployed four Su-25 warplanes, helicopters and drones in the airbase.
The expansion of the T4 airbase is a sign of the increasing activity there. Israel targeted the airbase many time in the last few years.