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Inside Russia's Syrian Airbase


Russian combat jets were taking off to make sorties from its airbase at Hemeimeem, in Syria, on October 22. The Russian Defense Ministry gave international media their first glimpse inside the base, having flown journalists in from Moscow the day before -- after the visit to Moscow of Syrian President Bashaar al-Assad. Russia's airstrikes in support of Assad have drawn strong criticism from the West. (AP)


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