The Egyptian al-Youm al-Sabe’ news website said in a report Russia has vowed continued fight against terrorists in Syria using its warships and has demanded the Iraqi government to suspend flights in the two provinces of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah to protect passenger flights given the intensified conflicts in Northern Iraq which is adjacent to Syria and the Turkish fighter jets’ violation of the region’s airspace under the pretext of bombing the PKK positions.
The news website quoted Russia’s TASS news agency as reporting that Moscow will soon launch massive operations codenamed ‘Total Destruction’ against the terrorists using 69 Sukhoi fighter jets, Tupolev 160 bombers, submarines and warships deployed in the Mediterranean Sea.
Iraq had on November 22 suspended flights in the two Northern provinces for 48 hours.
Meantime earlier reports also said that Russia has deployed S-400 missile defense systems in Syria. The Moskva guided missile cruiser outfitted with S-300F Fort anti-air systems also took position off the coast of Lattakia; a move that many political and military analysts see as the start of Moscow’s response to NATO following the downing of its bomber by Turkey over Syria.
Russia launched its own air campaign against the extremists in Syria on September 30 at the request of Damascus.
SOURCE: TASS- Farsnews