WW4/Middle East Files: 6 Su-34 Fullback fighter jets arrive at makeshift Russian air base in Syria, join 28 Sukhoi combat aircraft recently flown to ME country, latest additions skirted NATO member Turkey, traversed Iranian, N. Iraqi airspace (i.e., with complicity of governments in Tehran, Baghdad); US intel: 1) says Moscow conducting UAV recon over Latakia, Idlib, Hamah provinces, but not over areas held by ISIS, Russians help Syrian regime est. coordination center in inland Hamah province, purpose unclear; 2) observes possible onloading of MRLS onto ships at Russian ports, deployment of “small number” of long-range bombers to airfields in S. Russia, i.e., within striking distance of Syria; NATO’s Gen. Breedlove: “We’re a little worried about another A2/AD [anti-access/area denial] bubble being created [by the Russians] in the E. Med. We see some very sophisticated air defenses going into these airfields”; Baghdad defends intel-sharing, “anti-terrorist” agreement with Russia, Iran, Syria; Putin in UN speech urges formation of “genuinely broad international coalition against terrorism,” Daily Beast cautions: “The Russian president is hoping to snare his American counterpart [Obama] by forcing him to accept Assad’s legitimacy”; Chinese naval expert denies reports Red China sending warships, mil advisers to help Assad

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