Moscow has stepped up its logistic operation in an apparent effort to support the current offensive by pro-government forces in Syria by providing flights between Tehran and the airbase Russia is using in Syria’s Latakia province and sending more supplies by sea.

Air traffic monitoring websites have revealed two Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft have flown from Tehran to Latakia in the past month. The narrow-body passenger aircraft are capable of flying from Russia to Syria without stopping, so the flights suggest Russia is helping to transfer Iranian personnel to Syria. […]