First group of Russian war planes leaves Syria for Russia

By REUTERS
March 15, 2016 10:51

MOSCOW - The first group of Russian war planes has left Russia's Hmeymim air base in Syria and begun the long journey home, Russia's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

The group included Sukhoi-34 fighter-bombers. The ministry said each group will be led home by either a Tupolev-154 passenger plane or an Ilyushin-76 transport aircraft carrying engineers, technical personnel, and cargo.


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