A Russian weather channel put out a broadcast claiming that ‘conditions are perfect’ for bombing Syria, The Mirror reports.
The claims were made by a presenter on national channel Rossiya 24 during a routine weather report.
The Mirror reported her as saying:
Russian aerospace forces are continuing their operation in Syria. Experts say the timing for it was chosen very well in terms of weather.
October in Syria is an advantageous month for flights.
In these meteorological conditions, planes can dive below the clouds and conduct effective strikes on ground targets, and only climb higher if there’s active anti-aircraft fire.
The report shows a Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighter along with clips of airstrikes.
As Russia joins the fight in the Middle East, they’ve been criticised for focussing more on enemies of Syria’s President Assad, rather than ISIS terrorists. MoD intelligence has claimed that Russian airstrikes have only targeted IS in Syria every one in 20 times.