Russia uses Iran, Iraq air space for military transport flights to Syria, ignores U.S. warnings

A photo released by official Syrian news agency Sana shows a Russian cargo plane in Latakia, Syria. /AFP


Russia is flying military assets and personnel into Syria via Iranian and Iraqi air space and ignoring warnings from the United States in the process.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen as determined to rescue the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and is openly defying American efforts to block the military shipments, increasing tensions with Washington. Continue reading