Russian military increasing its presence in Northeastern Syria | January 2021

Russia officially announced the deployment of joint Russian-Syrian forces in the Ain Issa area after a string of attacks carried out by the Turkish military and their allies in the Al-Raqqa countryside.

On Friday, the Russian Aerospace Forces began to transfer of forces to strengthen the Russian military police in the governorates of Al-Raqqa and Al-Hasakah, where the situation has recently escalated in connection with the conflict between Turkey and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

According to reports, a Russian IL-76 transport aircraft arrived at the Qamishli Airport this week to bring supplies and reinforcements for the military mission in the Al-Raqqa and Al-Hasakah governorates.

The reports said that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian Armed Forces have recently increased their presence in the Al-Hasakah and Al-Raqqa governorates, as they seek to strengthen their units along the front-lines of Ain Issa (Raqqa) and Tal Tamr (Hasakah).

In the video the Russian IL-76 cargo plane can be seen arriving at the Qamishli Airport, which confirmed the reports about its arrival from Syrian sources.