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Satellite Imagery Shows Russian Military Expansion in Syria

Commercial satellite imagery captured by DigitalGlobe satellites and reviewed by AllSource Analysis officials shows Russia's continued military buildup in Syria.

AllSource on Thursday afternoon released a series of images depicting Su-30SM and Su-24 fighter jets (partially covered in nets), Il-76 transport aircraft, Mi-24 Hind helicopters (also partially covered), T-90 tanks and BTR-80 armored personnel carriers at Bassel al-Assad International Airport.

The company also released a second set of images showing a newly paved area and logistics and storage site being established at the Istamo Weapon Storage Facility. The site also shows Mi-17 Hip helicopters and probable Ka-27/28 Helix helicopters, in addition to a fuel storage facility.

Check out some of the close-up images below:

Source: AllSource Analysis | DigitalGlobe

Source: AllSource Analysis | DigitalGlobe

Source: AllSource Analysis | DigitalGlobe

Source: AllSource Analysis | DigitalGlobe

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