Kremlin: 11 Russian aircraft and helicopters returned from Syria

11 Russian military planes and helicopters returned from Syria last week, arriving at their permanent bases in Russia, the Russian Defense Ministry reported as quoted by to RIA Novosti.

“Eleven aircraft have returned to their permanent bases in the Russian Federation from Syria over the past week,” the Ministry informed.

According to the Defense Ministry, the Russian warplanes flew to their base while the army aviation helicopters were carried by military-transport aircraft. Additionally, the flight officers and technicians responsible for maintenance and repair of Russian aviation equipment at Khmeimim Airfield have also returned from Syria to their permanent bases.

Russia has been providing support to Damascus in Syrian conflict since September 2015.

  Syria, Russia