Putin signs law to keep Russian base in Syria

Observer Report

Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law allowing Russia to keep its air base in Syria for another 49 years.Russia has been providing an air cover to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s offensive on the Daesh group since 2015.Putin signed the law late on Wednesday to ratify a deal between Russia and Syria struck in January that would let Russia use the air field just off the Mediterranean coast for free for 49 years.

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