DAMASCUS (QHA) -

The armed forces of the Assad regime in Syria received 10 modernized front-line bombers Su-24M2 from Russia,the Arabian Aerospace website reports.

Allegedly, the contract between Syria and the Russian Federation for the modernization of bombers was signed in 2009. The contract also suggests the training of Syrian pilots and maintenance personnel.

According to the publication, the main upgrades include new weapons control systems that will allow using modern high-precision missiles, new navigation and aiming systems and the Russian global navigation satellite system (GLONASS).
Satellite photographs showed that five to eight planes in Syrian camouflage are parked at an airfield in the Russian city of Rzhev, where repairs and upgrades were carried out.

The experts were not able to specify whether these were new planes or Syrian bombers that had been modernized.

Earlier, QHA reported that in the morning of April 7, the United States of America launched a military operation against the forces of the Bashar Assad regime. The American missile hit the Air Force base of the Bashar Assad regime "Shayrat". According to Pentagon spokesperson Colonel Jeff Davis, a massive strike was a response to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in the city of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib.

As a result of the chemical attack carried out by Assad regime forces in the village of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib on April 4, more than 100 civilians were killed, about 500 people were injured, mostly children.

On April 12, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Moscow, where he spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Russian President Putin. The conversation with the Russian president lasted about two hours.  Before the meeting Tillerson noted that he would try to persuade the Kremlin to abandon the support of the incumbent Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The next day, April 13, Russia in the UN Security Council blocked the US resolution, prepared by Britain and France on the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime against their own people in Syria.

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