RUSSIA’S AF TO STAY IN SYRIA FOR 49 YEARS

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Russia’s president Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed an agreement with Syria which allows the Russian military to use the Khmeimin airbase on the Mediterranean for another half a century.

According to the document published on the official government website, Russia will continue to lease the Khmeimim Air Base, in the Latakia province, until at least 2066.

The Syrian government conceded to lend the base in Latakia province free of charge.

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