Russian Military Conducts Live Fire Exercise On Syrian Shore

The Russian Navy conducted a joint live-fire exercise alongside Syrian naval forces on the Syrian Mediterranean Sea coast on Dec. 16, 2019. The exercise simulated a joint response of two allied forces.

The following video documents that operation. The exercise was carried out at the Russian Navy’s “Tartus” base on the Syrian coast. Tartus is the only significant Navy base Russia has outside the former Soviet Union, and Russia uses it to support its Syrian operations.