The closure markings on one of the two runways at the main Russian airbase in Syria have been removed, Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery shows.
Large ‘X’ markings of the type used to warn pilots not to land appeared at either end of the western runway at Humaymim Air Base between 29 March and 7 April, implying it had been closed, possibly because it had been damaged by heavy usage since Russia deployed its air wing to the base in September 2015. Satellite imagery taken on 31 May shows the markings had been removed by that date, but there was no indication of repair work being carried out on the runway.
Full article: Runway reopened at Russian airbase in Syria (IHS Jane’s 360)
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