Russia is expanding its military presence in Syria and is constructing two additional bases. Satellite images were taken of the bases on the coast of the Mediterranean. The images were taken by a private intelligence provider and given to the public media on Tuesday. Russia is reportedly constructing a weapons depot and military facility north of Latakia. In early September, Russia deployed jet fighters in Syria and began constructing a base for military personnel. Reports claim as many as 1,000 Russian troops are expected to arrive in Syria in the coming weeks.
Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday where the leaders held a three-hour meeting on Russian military developments and presence in Syria. Netanyahu stated following their meeting that a “red phone” would be established with Putin in order to coordinate and communicate Russian military activity with Israel. FULL REPORT