Muslimpress:Following the Russian support for Bashar - Al - Assad, two aid carrying planes are reported to land in the coastal city of Latakia in Syria. As Syrian state media said, two Russian cargo planes carrying 80 tons of humanitarian aid have landed in Syria. Moreover, it comes amid reports that Russia is stepping up military support to the Syrian government. The planes flew into an air base near the coastal city of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad. Russia has been a key ally of President Assad during Syria's bloody four-year civil war. This is while analysts say that without the Kremlin's backing, President Assad may have fallen by now. According to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj Gen Igor Konashenkov, the planes flown in to Latakia on Saturday were carrying materials for setting up a tent camp for refugees.