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Air Defense Forces Foil New Drone Attack On Hmeimim Airbase


Air Defense Forces Foil New Drone Attack On Hmeimim Airbase

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A new attack with armed drones on the Russian Hmeimim Air Base, located on the Syrian coast, took place late on January 19.

In a short press release, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said that armed drones which attempted to attack the air base were intercepted by air-defense forces.

“Air-defense system intercepted drones launched by terrorist groups at the Hmeimim Air Base in Lattakia’s countryside,” the press release reads.

Local sources said that at least two anti-aircraft missiles were launched to intercept the drones when they approached the Hmeimim Air Base. No material or human losses were reported as a result of the failed attack.

Since last year, dozens of drone attacks targeted military and civilian installations around Greater Idlib. Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is reportedly manufacturing and operating the armed drones used in these attacks.

Earlier this week, a drone attack on a military academy in the vicinity of Aleppo city claimed the lives of two Syrian service members.

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  • Z.P.

    ” (HTS) is reportedly manufacturing and operating the armed drones”

    It looks like old terrorist supporters are active again.
    They are trying hard to augment resistance in Idlib before it is too late for terrorists…

  • Daily Beatings

    Russian Tor-M2/Pantsyr-S1: 145 – HTS Drones: 0

  • gustavo

    Totally expect every time there is a cease fire. Terrorirsts, supported by Turkey, will do this type of attack over and over again. Putin must stop pleasing Erdogan on Idlib.

  • d’Artagnan

    Russian missiles and aerospace technology is without question the best in the world. Russian officials speaking off the record have given details of the close technology cooperation with Iran and the strategic impact of the accurate and dramatic missile barrage on US bases in occupied Iraq.

    The high precision technology accounting for the astonishing accuracy of Iran’s missile strike on the US Ain Al Asad airbase in Iraq on Jan. 8 came from Moscow, say Russian media quoting local military sources. They name the technology as the GLONASS global navigation system which is independent of US jam-able systems, and supersedes the capability insecure American GPS, and had the effect of reducing the Iranian missiles’ targeting error to just 10 meters.Even Russians were taken by surprise at the high level of Iranian missile reliability as only two of the missiles failed to reach their intended targets.

    The same sources report that the Iranians launched altogether 19 missiles against the Ain al Asad base in western Iraq, of which 17 struck dead center of their targets.Russian military has taken quiet satisfaction at the results of the accurate Iranian strike and is sharing data to further enhance Russian and Iranian missile capability.

    Russian military sources report that the accuracy of impact amazed US and Israel intelligence, which had not been aware of this Iranian capacity. Its significance is such that – whether provided by Russia or hybrid – Iran’s short- medium-range and long range missiles can reach any point in the Middle East and most parts of Europe that is unprotected by effective anti-missile systems within a 700km radius. It is also certain now that Hezbollah, Syria and other Iranian allies have access to the same technology.

  • cechas vodobenikov

    amerikan trash can’t intercept Iranian missiles nor was it able to intercept Houthi drones—almost as worthless as Israeli iron dome that rarely intercepts primitive Hamas rockets

  • I wish that Russia would bring into Syria 10,000 of its battle tanks.

    Syrian Armed Forces, Russia & the other Syria allies need to start 24/7 heavy pounding no matter what the weather conditions are, so these terrorist gangsters factions have no time to sleep.

    Syrian Armed Forces, Russia & the other Syria allies should drop more leaflets telling terrorist gangsters and their families to surrender or else.

    Terminator: Russia’s new tank based on Armata platform.
    Published July 20, 2018:

  • Xoli Xoli

    Ceasefire attack.