The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled late on December 27 another drone attack on the Hama airbase in the country’s central region.
According to pro-government sources, the army intercepted and shot down several armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which were on their way to attack the airbase and nearby civilian areas.
The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) confirmed that the attack attempt didn’t result in any losses.
The attack was likely launched by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) from Greater Idlib. The terrorist group is reportedly responsible for a series of drone attacks, which started in the beginning of this year.
The Hama airbase hosts several squadrons of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF). Few Russian units are also deployed there. This made the key airbase a prime target for HTS and its allies in nearby Greater Idlib.