Thursday, November 5, 2015

Putin sends 4,000 troops and missile systems to Syria amid fears ISIS bombed Sinai jet

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FEARLESS: Russian president Vladimir Putin in 2012
The newswould mean the number of Russian troops in Syria has doubled since Moscow began bombing the evil terror group in September, according to US officials.
Meanwhile Russia has flooded Syria with missile systems to protect its forces from hijacked fighter jets. 
Colonel General Viktor Bondarev, head of the country's air force, said planes could be taken over in countries neighbouring Syria and used to attack Russian forces.
He said: "We have calculated all possible threats. We have sent not only fighter jets, bombers and helicopters, but also missile systems," Bondarev told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.
"We must be ready."
His comments come as  amid fears the Russian jet downed in the Sinai Desert on Saturday was blown up by an ISIS bomb.
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ALLY: Bashar al-Assad has close ties with Putin
The US has also claimed the number of bases used by Putin's killing machines in the war-torn nation has grown.
Hundreds of ISIS sickos are thought to have already been wiped out – along with the group's arms supplies.
A spokesman for the Russian foreign ministry refused to comment on the number of troops in Syria yesterday.
The US officials also claimed several Russians have been killed – but failed to give exact numbers.
The only death reported by the Russian government is a serviceman who committed suicide.
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TENSE: Putin has clashed with Barack Obama over Syria
“Some of our partners simply have mush for brains”
Vladimir Putin
Washington has repeatedly slammed Putin's intervention in the Syria crisis.
Insiders have accused the Russian president of trying to prop up president Bashar al-Assad.
Putin hit back at their claims last month, saying his country is committed to fighting terrorism.
He added: "I think some of our partners simply have mush for brains.
"They do not have a clear understanding of what really happens in the country and what goals they are seeking to achieve."
The US is finally set to send special operations forces into Syria after more than a year of unsuccessful air strikes.