BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – Another Russian ship was photographed heading towards the eastern Mediterranean this week, as Moscow continues their large-scale naval buildup near Syria.
According to Yoruk Isik of the Bosphorus Observer, the BlackSea Fleet Tapir (NATO:Alligator) class LST Orsk made its way through the Bosphorus Strait en route to the eastern Mediterranean.
Russia’s #Syria campaign: #ВМФ Project 1171 #ЧФ BlackSea Fleet Tapir (NATO:Alligator) class LST Orsk 148 transits Bosphorus towards Mediterranean en route to #Tartus for its 9th #Syria campaign deployment in 2018. 📸 @edemirezenler pic.twitter.com/ihcYjk6rRa
— Yörük Işık (@YorukIsik) November 8, 2018
The Russian Navy has been rapidly building up their forces in the eastern Mediterranean as they begin striking the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) positions in southern Syria.
The Russian military’s operation coincides with the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) ongoing offensive against the Islamic State terrorists in the Al-Safa region of southern Syria.