Late on September 3, Idlib militants launched several armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at Russia’s Hmeimim airbase in western Syria.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported that Russian forces had intercepted all the UAVs. The attack caused no casualties or damage at the airbase.
The attack took place just a few days after the start of the ceasefire in the Idlib zone on August 31. It demonstrates that despite diplomatic efforts by the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance, Idlib militant groups are set to continue escalating the situation in the area.