Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Russian SU-34 Jets Deployed In Iran Conduct Airstrikes In Syria

After bombers, Russian S-400s for Iranian base

Russian giant Antonov An-124 air freighters are ready to take off Wednesday, Aug. 17, carrying an array of advanced S-400 and S-300 air defense missiles bound for the new Russian air base just completed at Noji, 50 km from the western Iranian town of Hamedan (Biblical Shushan).

Moscow is getting set to explain to concerned Americans and Israelis that the sophisticated missile systems will not be put in Iranian hands but serve exclusively for defending he new Russian air base just established in Noji to house heavy bombers for air strikes against Islamist terrorists in Syria.

This is the first time since the 1979 Islamic revolution that Iran has allowed a foreign military to set up a base on its soil.

Widely reported by the Western media Tuesday were the first sorties of Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 tactical bombers from the new Iranian air base for what the Russian Defense Ministry designated “concentrated airstrikes” against Islamic State and Islamist Nusra Front ammunition depots and command-and-control centers in the provinces of Aleppo, Deir Ez-Zour and

Construction work on the Noji air base began in the second week of July. Joint Russian-Iranian engineering teams extended the existing landing strips to accommodate the heavy Tupolev 22M3 bombers and Sukhoi-34 escort fighters. They also set up maintenance workshops and living quarters for the Russian air and ground crews.

Russia deployed Tupolev Tu-22M3 supersonic long-range strategic bombers to the Hamadan airfield in Iran to cut flight times, increase bomb capacity and improve response capabilities of its aircraft taking part in the operation to liberate Aleppo since the outcome of this battle could well determine the future of Syria.

The Tu-22M3 deployment "does not merely help to save time and fuel," Svobodnaya Pressa reported. "Missions launched from the Hamadan airfield allow Russian aircraft to significantly increase bomb capacity of each plane." They are estimated to be capable of carrying three times greater payload.
On August 15, an undisclosed number of the Tupolev Tu-22M3s and the Sukhoi Su-34s left the airfield in the Russian town of Mozdok located in the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania and landed at the Hamadan airfield in Iran.

Some have questioned why the Tu-22M3s bombers were not deployed to Hmeymim since the Russian airbase in Syria is closer to Aleppo then Hamadan. The reason is simple. The Tu-22M3s are too heavy to use the airstrip in Hmeymim. But the base played a major part in the latest counterterrorism offensive. The Su-30SM and Su-35S aircraft that provided cover for the Russian bombers deployed to Iran took off from the base in Syria.

This tactic paid off. On August 16, Russian airstrikes destroyed five large ammunition depots with weapons, munitions and fuel, as well as militant training camps near the cities of Serakab, Al-Ghab, Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor cities. In addition, Russian bombers razed to the ground three command and control centers near the cities of Jafra and Deir ez-Zor. A "significant number of militants" were killed in what the Russian Defense Ministry described as a "concentrated airstrike."

Russian Su-34 strike fighters deployed at the Hamadan airbase in Iran carried out airstrikes against Daesh targets in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor and destroyed two command centers, a Daesh training camp.
Some 150 Daesh terrorists, including foreign fighters, have been killed as a result of Russia's strikes on Wednesday, the ministry said.
"On August 17, 2016, Russian Su-34 bombers carried out strikes from the Hamadan airfield on the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran against targets of the Daesh terrorist group in the province of Deir ez-Zor. Aircraft carried high-explosive bombs OFAB-500."

All aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces returned to their home bases after carrying out airstrikes on Daesh targets in Deir ez-Zor, the ministry said.

"The Su-35S aircraft based at the Hmeymim airbase [in Syria] provided fighter-bomber air cover for the bombers. After successfully conducting combat missions, all Russian aircraft returned to their home bases."

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that it had deployed Tu-22M3 bombers and Su-34 strike fighters in Iran and these aircraft have already been used to carried out airstrikes against Daesh in Syria.
The Su-34 fighter-bomber has been tested in the war against Islamist radicals in Syria where the aircraft arrived among the first Russian forces in 2015.


Caver said...

Idle thought....Multiple times in the past 7 years have thought things cannot continue at this rate and magnitude, a big pause is coming.

Every time, things only got bigger and faster.

Now, accepting the fact that's the way its gonna roll. The time to get to the lost is now. Problem is, most of them have no idea things are that much out of whack. They just don't see it.

Its already gotten to where I can't stay abreast...and its only getting faster and bigger and uglier.

If I didn't know where my eternity was, and I saw/understood what I do....I would probably develop neurological problems. With that in mind, the current madness is almost comforting, it just serves to confirm the absolute truth and accuracy of His Word.

Maybe today Church.

Scott said...

My thoughts exactly.

Dutch Treat said...

Caver, your comment on the difference between those looking for His Glorious Appearing and those who have no hope reminds me a lot of Charles Dickens' opening line in A Tale of Two Cities: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way-in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for the superlative degree of comparison only."

Caver said...

Hi Dutch! Great thought and line. That perhaps puts it better than the visual I had....the fence. 7 years ago, most folks were on the fence. Now nobody is, and the events of the day and persuasion just keeps moving them back further from the fence...the only question is which side. The side of the light or the other one.

Most everyone has made a choice

ally said...

What if something so crazy happens that the non believers come running to us for answers? Then we go. I believe the time between the incident and our departure is very very short.

Unknown said...

Caver, what do you mean by big pause?

Caver said...

Hi Trent. I meant periods or relative rest or calm.
For my first 6-7 years as a prophecy watcher, it was the contraction followed by a period of rest, then another contraction.

And back in the earlier days, they would alternate in types. We would have earthquakes for a few weeks, then rest. Then we would have Israel and then rest, and so on.

Now there is neither periods of rest in between nor is there a real alternation in types. Everything is happening and it just keeps happening.....earthquakes/volcanoes, Gog, Turkey, Israel, ME wars, Rumors of wars, economy, etc.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the knowledge and thank you Scott and to all who respond because it's everyone's response that often times says so much more than the articles themselves. Just my thoughts

Scott said...

I agree Trent - we have a great community, one I treasure. And honestly - its a very seasoned group - often I'll have a lengthy article that might be somewhat complicated and the prophecy connection requiring some deep thought, but I know the people coming here will get it, so I post it. I'm forever grateful and humbled that we have so many interested and enthusiastic prophecy watchers who come here

Angel Shalom said...

Scott I don't think I've posted more than a few times, however I do feel like you and this group are a huge part of my life. I know that I can come here to get truth. So many other sites are wishy washy. You have to weed through all the junk and even then its iffy. I'm happy that you share truth. That I can rely on it to be truth. We are so close to the end based on the birth pains becoming constant. Thank you for this site Scott. Thank you to the rest of the group also. I can't wait to meet you all personally. Maranatha Lord.

Angel Shalom said...

Scott thank you for this site. I know that I can come here and get the truth. It's difficult with other sites where you have to weed through the junk and even then you don't know if it can be trusted. So again thank you and thank you to the rest of the group. I love your comments. Can't wait to meet you all in person. Maranatha Lord

Scott said...

Angel - thank you so much for those very kind words. It means a lot and yes i cannot wait for the epic reunion and especially my brothers and sisters who love Jesus enough to care enough to watch the signs of His return. It will be so glorious! God bless