Russia Beefs up Air Group in Syria With Advanced Fighters

February 1, 2016 5:04 PM

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The Russian military says it has beefed up its air group in Syria with state-of-the art fighter jets.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov says Su-35 fighters have been deployed to Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Konashenkov on Monday didn't say how many Su-35s had been sent to Syria, but Russian media reported that there were four.

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