Russian electronic warfare systems intercepted and took control of a group of militant unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which were approaching the Hmeimim airbase in Syria, the Russian military reported on February 2.
According to the report, the incident took place at 23:00, February 1. The UAVs had been launched from the Idlib de-escalation zone. All the UAVs were disabled by the Russian EW systems.
The incident took place amid the developing escalation between the Syrian Army and the Turkish Army in the area of Saraqib in the province of Idlib.