Putin to deploys Russian Air craft carrier in Syria to target ISIS warriors. The Admiral Kuzetnov is poised for dispatch in the autumn equipped with jet fighters and armored helicopters ready to fight the terrorist group.
The move comes after the attacks on Bangladesh, where 20 hostages were hacked to death in a Dhaka restaurant, and Baghdad where 125 people were killed in a
he huge ship can carry up to 41 planes and 18 helicopters and is 305m long.
It will be based close enough to the Syrian coastline so that Russian troops can complete military tasks and return back, a source told TASS.
The military-diplomatic source said: ‘The General Staff has prepared a plan for involvement of the deck aircraft in delivering strikes on terrorist groups in the Syrian Arab Republic, where the crews will practice taking off the carrier to deliver strikes on ground targets.’
In a joint effort between the Admiral Kuzetnov’s crew and militants located at the Hmeymim Base, the Latakia airbase in Western Syria, strikes will be carried out in close coordination.
‘The Admiral Kuznetsov,” which will lead the Russian Navy’s permanent grouping in the Mediterranean Sea, will be close to the Syrian shore ‘so that the deck aircraft have enough fuel to complete the military tasks and return back,’ the source added.