Russia, Syrian Army Plan to Block Turkish Border

Operation “Total Destruction” will use warships, aircraft and submarines against IS

Sergei-Lavrov_2565603b-460x288_Russian Foreign Minister

November 30, 2015 – “We are convinced that by blocking the border we will in many respects solve the tasks to eradicate terrorism on Syrian soil,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.Lavrov announced the effort on Friday after talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem.

On Saturday the Egyptian news website al-Youm al-Sabe’ posted a report indicating Russia will soon launch a massive operation dubbed “Total Destruction,” according to Iran’s FARS news agency.

The report said Russia will use Sukhoi fighter jets, Tupolev bombers, submarines and warships deployed in the Mediterranean Sea against the Islamic State.

Last week Russia deployed its advanced S-400 anti-aircraft system in Syria.