For the third time in four days, the militant forces have targeted the Russian Hmeymim Airbase using armed drones.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - For the third time in four days, the militant forces have targeted the Russian Hmeymim Airbase using armed drones.
The militant drone attack was once again launched at night in a bid to evade the Russian air defenses at the Hmeymim Airbase.
However, the Russian military was able to foil the attack and destroy all of the armed drones that targeted their positions at the Hmeymim Airbase last night.
While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, the Russian military has accused the Uzbek and Turkestani takfiris that are currently active in the Jisr Al-Shughour District of Idlib.
If they are in fact behind the attack on the Hmeymim Airbase, this armed drone assault is likely in response to the Russian military’s participation in the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) ongoing offensive in the Daraa Governorate.
The first known drone attack by the rebel forces on the Hmeymim Airbase took place in late December last year.
The militants managed to bomb several areas around the Hmeymim Airbase, causing some material damage to the Russian installation.
Following the attack in late December 2017, the Russian Aerospace Forces unleashed a massive assault on the takfiri positions in the Al-Ghaab Plain.
The Russian military has yet to respond to these armed drone attacks.
Drones Shot Down Near Russian Base in Syria Were Western-Made
A source in the Syrian army said that more than five unidentified unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which were earlier eliminated near the Russian Hmeymim airbase in Syria, were “most likely on a reconnaissance mission.”
The source also said that “on closer examination it became clear that the UAVs’ parts were made in Western countries.”
“The drones were invisible to conventional radars, because they were made of wood, plastic and modern innovative materials. Despite the deliberate use of these innovation technologies, the UAVS were detected by the Russian military,” the source stressed.