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Russian Air Force repel drone attack on Khmeymim base in Syria

Six UAV approached the airfield on August 11; all of them were downed by the AA defense systems
10:15, 12 August 2019

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Russian Air Force destroyed the drones of militants who tried to launch the airstrike on Khmeymim airbase (Syria). Russia's Defense Ministry reported that as quoted by Interfax news agency.

"All six attack drones of the terrorists were destroyed at safe distances. No casualties or material damage reported", the authority said.

According to the Russian military, the drones approached Khmeymim on the evening of August 11.

The base is currently working as scheduled.

Related: U.S. State Department demanding from Russia to stop air strikes on Syria

In early December 2017, Russian leader Vladimir Putin said that major part of the Russian contingent will be withdrawn from Syria. However, Russian Air Force carries on with the military presence at Khmeymim airbase.

In 2017, an attack on Khmeymim airbase took lives of two soldiers of the regular Russian army; it also destroyed seven Russian airplanes – on December 31, the same day when Russia’s Air Force lost another helicopter. Russian media and the Defense Ministry reported destruction of at least four Su-24 bombers, two Su-35 fighters, An-72 transport vessel and an ammunition depot.

Related: 13 children killed in Russian air strike in Muhambal, Syria

 

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