Satellite image of the region Kesap. The white line? border between Syria (in the south) and Turkey (in the north).
This tracking station, which launched in the spring of Moscow Kesap, near the Turkish border, allows you to control the Syrian rebels in this strategic area.
For Russia it is a joint venture with its Syrian ally deployment solves two problems, according to Western sources: on the one hand, to watch out for objects of NATO on the other side of the border in Turkey, including the U.S. base in Adana, on the other hand, provides a legitimate government Syria, led by Bashar al-Assad surveillance is happening on the Turkish side of the border, where hiding under the banner of the Free Syrian Army hundreds of armed opponents of the authorities in Damascus.