The Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria announced on May 23 that radical militants had carried out yet another rocket attack on Hmeimim airbase in southern Lattakia.
“At about 19:00 militants launched four munitions from a rocket launcher at Hmeimim airbase. All the munitions were detected and destroyed with air defense systems,” an official statement by the center reads.
According to the reconciliation center, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed the rocket launchers the militants used in their attack. The launchers were stationed within the 15-20km demilitarized zone around Idlib in a clear violation of the Russian-Turkish agreement reached last September.
A day earlier, terrorist groups launched 17 rockets at Hmeimim airbase. Almost half of them failed to reach their target, while the rest were successfully intercepted. The terrorists also attempted to attack Hama airbase with an armed drones swarm.
These repeated attacks could eventually force the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to resume its military operation in northern Hama. The operation was halted last week for unclear reasons.