Russian air base in Syria second time in a week attacked by drones

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to human rights activists, the attack was carried out from the base of the "Islamic state" in Latakia
21:03, 7 January 2018


The airfield of the Russian airbase Khmeimim in the Syrian province of Latakia was attacked by unmanned aerial vehicles of unknown origin. This is reported by the Orient News agency.

Unidentified drones flew over the Russian air base on the evening of January 6. The security system reacted and launched sirens. The Russian side fired at drones.

On the sounds of shooting, explosions and sirens and the likely injuries of the Russian military it was reported on Twitter by Syrian journalist Kevork Almassian.

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According to the Syrian Human Rights Monitoring Center, the attack was carried out from the Islamic State base in Latakia, the BBC reports.

There is still no official commentary from the Russian Defense Ministry.

Let's note, this is the second attack on the Russian base in Syria over the past week. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the media reports about the bombing of airbase Khmeimim by radical Islamists on December 31. Then, according to the ministry, two Russian servicemen were killed.

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