Russian air-defense units deployed in the strategic Hmeimim airbase repelled a new drone attack in the late hours of July 11.
Local sources said that at least two armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were shot down away from the base, which is located in the southern countryside of Syria’s Lattakia. The attack didn’t result in any losses, according to the available information.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria, is believed to be responsible for these repeated drone attacks on Hmeimim airbase. The terrorist group’s primitive drones have failed to cause any real damage in the airbase, so far. However, they remain a serious threat.
The new attack came a few minutes after a successful Syrian Arab Army (SAA) counter-attack in northern Hama. HTS and its allies were forced to withdraw from the town of al-Hamameyat and its hill.
Through such attacks, HTS and its allies in Greater Idlib continue to demonstrate their aggressive attitude, which will not likely change in the future.