Russia is investigating a recent drone attack that injured three of its service members in Syria’s northeastern region, the Hawar News Agency (ANHA) reported on July 18.
The attack, which took place on July 16, targeted a gathering of Russian and Syrian troops in the vicinity of the town of al-Darbasiyah right on the border with Turkey. Three Syrian service members were also injured in the attack.
According to the ANHA, Russian investigators visited the attack site. Later, the investigator held a meeting in al-Darbasiyah’s coordination center. The meeting was reportedly attended by a senior Russian officer.
“The meeting lasted for an hour, after that the delegation headed to the city of al-Qamishily,” ANHA’s reporter said.
Kurdish sources accused the Turkish military of carrying out the attack. The drone used in the attack was a quadcopter armed with a small explosive charge. The Turkish military operates such drones.
The drone attack on Russian troops in northeastern Syria was a serious provocation. If Turkey is indeed responsible, its relations with Russia will witness a setback.
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