BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has decreased their total number of military flights over Syria by a significant percentage this past year.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, their air force has gone from conducting 100 military flights a day over Syria to just four per day.
The reason for this significant decrease in flights has been due to the Syrian government’s success on the battlefield, which has seen them retake most of the country from the rebel and Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) forces.
Furthermore, the Sochi agreement that was established on September 17th has allowed the Russian military concentrate on reconciliation efforts, rather than any ground operation against the jihadist groups in the Idlib, Latakia, and Hama provinces.
With the war for the Syrian government winding down, the Russian Air Force’s need to conduct military flights in Syria should also shrink in 2019.