Militants deployed in the Idlib de-escalation zone attempted to attack Russia’s Hmeymim airbase with multiple-launch rocket systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) 12 times over the past month, the Russian military said on May 1. According to the statement, all the attacks were repelled. No material damage or casualties were caused.
The head of Russia’s Reconciliation Centre in Syria Maj Gen Viktor Kupchishin revealed that 8 of 12 attacks were carried out with UAVs. Russian forces shot down 12 UAVs while they were repelling the attacks.
He added that militants tried to shell Hmeymim airbase from their positions neear the villages of Qalat al-Mudik and Bab Atika.
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