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Russia says it delivered MiG-29 fighter aircraft to Syria

Wednesday's Russian statement, backing up one made by Syria on Saturday, came after the United States accused Russia on May 26 of delivering aircraft to Libya via Syria.
A MiG-29 fighter jet flies during the Zapad 2017 war games at a range near the town of Borisov, Belarus September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko - UP1ED9K0T2K1F

The Russian Embassy in Syria said Wednesday that the Kremlin has delivered a “second batch” of MiG-29 fighter aircraft to Khmeimim air base.

The statement followed an announcement Saturday by Syria’s state-run SANA news agency that a “second group of modern and advanced MiG-29 fighters” was received in a ceremony the same day at the base in Latakia. SANA said Syrian pilots would begin flying missions with the aircraft Monday.

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