Russian Forces Repel Drone Attack On Hmeimim Airbase In Syria (Photo, Video)

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Russian Forces Repel Drone Attack On Hmeimim Airbase In Syria (Photo, Video)

This photo allegedly shows the work of the Russian air defense systems

On April 24 evening, Russian forces repelled an attack by armed drones on their Hmeimim airbase in the Syrian province of Latakia, according to local sources.

According to the reports, Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense systems shot down two drones armed with projectiles before they were able to attack the base. The drones had been launched by one of militant groups operating in northern Latakia or southern Idlib.

Some sources added that the airbase had also come under rocket attack. However, these rocket were also intercepted.

The repeated attacks on the Russian military facilities show that militant groups operating in Syria have no more capabilities to oppose the Syrian Arab Army, backed by Russia and Iran, and their key current goal is to gain media effect in desperate attempts to receive additional funds and support from their foreign sponsors. For example, such media effect could be achieved if militants succeed in delivering damage to the Russian airbase and aircraft deployed there.

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  • Michał Hunicz

    Attack Idlib! The best option and don’t bother what Erdogan says!

    • christianblood

      No, hope for the better piece: Let Erdogan and his U$ masters blow each other up in Manbij first.

      • World_Eye

        Oh yes I would really like to see that very very much though.

    • MH370

      intensify the subversion inside idlib and make them commit even more very serious full blown civil war in the haven that even the turk are unable to mediate and trap in between.

  • Rob

    In Idlib Anglo Zionist are operating. Erdogan is united with Russia. There is no benefit to Erdogan to attack Hmeimim airbase in the Syrian. He will never harm Syrian and their allied army forces because Erdogan needs these forces to defeat Anglo Zionists in 2019 and eventually these forces will unite with Turkey soon.

  • Rob

    Erdogan has came out from US/NATO block because they are not useful to Turkey. They have exposed in Palestine. Russia will build three nuclear power plants with a total capacity of 14,400 Mega Watts in Turkey. In the Akkuyu plant the first unit will complete in 2023 and the final unit in 2025 with total capacity of 4,800 Mega Watts. In 2019 Turkey will receive S400 air defence system from Russia to deal with Anglo Zionist threats. By Russia and China nuclear and industrial zones in Turkey are also underdeveloped. Due to extreme threats from Anglo Zionists Turkey cannot keep US and NATO forces and their spies on their own land. The future belong to Asia not to US and Europe.

    • mhtsaropinigitakis

      you keep saying this and spaming it all over the place…are you turkish? do you actually believe this? you know what will happen to turkey if it eventually leave nato?

      • Joe

        Well we would love to know what would happen if Turkey leaves Nato into Russian sphere.

        • mhtsaropinigitakis

          syria v2 will happen or lybia v2

          • Tudor Miron

            Doesn’t work to well in Syria does it?

          • mhtsaropinigitakis

            Russia wont help turkey…syria was saved by putin

  • Rob

    What US/UK/France forces doing on the lands of Palestine, Syria, Iraq are they legal there?
    Are they want to occupy Palestine, Syria and Iraq and make them colonies of Anglo Zionists?

  • Ishyrion Av

    There is a prophecy in the Ortodox world spoken by Elder Paisios, a Greek monk in Athos. The prophecy was spoken when Russia was ruled by Boris Yeltsin and everyone was thinking they would apply for admission to EU and NATO. Not such a long time ago in terms of years, but very long in terms of history.
    He said Turkey will attack Greece and the war will start on a dispute over the islands. Russia will turn against Turkey and will defeat it, giving Constantinople back to Greece. All Turkeys allies – Germany, France, US will turn against Turkey also.Turkey as we know it will disappear from the map, only a small Asian part will survive.
    Elder Paisios said this will happen soon, in our life time.
    Even now, Turkey is playing double role, with Russia and US, trying to get best of both and not being reliable to any of them.
    Well, it really looks like we live historical times now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4qpT_ow3sc

    • velociraptor

      Boris Yeltsin and everyone was thinking they would apply for admission to EU and NATO

      they did. 3 times. last time putin.

    • velociraptor

      Russia will turn against Turkey and will defeat it, giving
      Constantinople back to Greece. All Turkeys allies – Germany, France, US
      will turn against Turkey also.Turkey as we know it will disappear from
      the map, only a small Asian part will survive.

      this monk used good mixture pf opium and magic mushroom :)))

      • Ishyrion Av

        This reaction is a very good example of what we call giving pearls to the pigs…

        • velociraptor

          pearls … hallucinations of one crazy man. and for you pearls :DD you are the same class. :P

          • christianblood

            What you say is sacrilege! Please don’t mock the prophetic words of holy ascetics like (Elder Paisios) who is a revered holy man of God! If you don’t believe in prophecy that is up to you but please refrain from being disrespectful to such a revered holy men, like (Elder Paisios). Thank you!

          • Ishyrion Av

            Leave him alone, he can’t do more. Elder Paisios can defend himself even he is not among us anymore. Some people can’t see the Truth even if resurrects from the dead. Don’t bother.

          • velociraptor

            oh shit, another jihadist!

          • christianblood

            No pearls before the swine!

            (..Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If
            you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to
            pieces..)

            St. Matthew 7:6

      • Matondo_Mingi

        Well Japan did abandon Imperial China and Korea in the 19th century and joined the West up to now. The West did abandon Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire for a few economic interests. The West is money and the West can sell the West for money. Two things that can make the West to fall in coma and disappear altogether in the medium term: Money and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

    • Rob

      Can you tell me any useful thing US and NATO has given to Turkey? There is no benefit from Anglo Zionists to any country in the Muslim world.

      • Ishyrion Av

        Turkey is a tool of the Anglo Zionist empire. They don’t have to give anything to it. They use it, they take advantage of Erdogan’s dreams of otoman glory and throw it to garbage when the time comes. Like always.

        • Rob

          Israeli conspiracy comment. Propaganda. In coming days there will be meeting in Iran where Assad, Erdogan, Rohani and Putin will sit together to discuss about threats from Anglo Zionists and their countermeasure.

          • Ishyrion Av

            As you wish.

    • Java Ape Timelord

      Quite an astute assessment of the current situation with Greece/Turkey by Elder Paisios.

      I do not believe in prophecies, but there are those who have a good grasp of events to predict the future based on facts and educated assumptions.

      • Ishyrion Av

        You can say that too :) But there are things beyond us and some people, like Elder Paisios can see beyond them.

      • Matondo_Mingi

        Rationality doesn’t explain everything and politics isn’t a rational discipline.

    • christianblood

      This prophecy will NOT be fulfilled as long as Greece is a member of Nato!

      • Ishyrion Av

        I assume that when the first NATO country will be attacked and the alliance will not react, NATO will become obsolete.
        Any response in NATO has to be unanimous, and I don’t see Turkey defending Greece and viceversa.

        • christianblood

          That is a good point!

      • v76

        Being a ‘member’ of nato will not stop any nation from protecting what they see as theirs…. doesn’t stop Turkey and it won’t stop Greece or France or Germany or any nato member if they feel threatened… dont be so naive.

        • christianblood

          My point is why would an ancient holy nation like Greece degrade itself so lowly and join a satanic organization like Nato?

          • Matondo_Mingi

            Greece had no choice. The West identifies itself more with Greece than with Rome/Renaissance.
            GREECE = WEST’s genetic building block
            (The WEST – GREECE) = (AFRICA – ANCIENT EGYPT).
            The last equality is what Erdogan /Turkish political elite must understand.

          • christianblood

            Yes, Greece had a choice! As an ancient holy nation, Greece, as an spiritually principal leader nation, should NEVER have joined with the godless, materialistic, faggot-invested, pro-ISIS and Satanically Anti-Christ West! If Greece don’t change its ways and repent from this evil, it will INDEED be punished for this!

          • Matondo_Mingi

            Greece had never ever been an economic/commercial or military power. Geopolitics and geoeconomics don’t favor Greece. Was Greece not sold by the West with the capture of Constantinople? From 1453 up to WW I & WW II, Greece was too weak. Perhaps, Greek leaders were aware of that. Thus, they transferred that spiritual leadership to Russia a country capable of protecting it. I think it was a right strategic move as the country was/is too exposed to many powers with conflicting interests. Greece is an EU member. Was the EU able to solve the Cyprus issue? Yet the same EU did intervene in the Balkans and solve the Kosovo issue. As things stand, don’t ask Greece too much.

          • Matondo_Mingi

            Let us be realistic. Greece was too weak as Africa and Asia were in the 15th cent. and specifically China in the 19th cent. against the West. Greece couldn’t stand against the pressure from and the bullying from the BIG BROTHERS who usurped her history without her consent for them to craft their cultural identity, feel better and later on fell superior to Africans and Asians. You talk of Anti-Christ West. I hope you’re referring to Christianity thus Anti-Christian West. First, I’ve a difficulty to accept the term “Christian West”. A number scholars referred to Christianity in the West as “Western Christianity” (WC), which can be defined as “original Christianity loaded with some Western individualism and other values but devoid of certain values of the “original Christianity from Western Asia. So WC is a syncretic Christianity NOT the original one. The same can be said with African Christianity.
            Greece might repent if Greece can recover some degree of political and cultural independence by quitting the EU. Are Greeks ready to do so?

          • christianblood

            You made good points about Western Christianity which a sort of Christianity filled with materialism, individualism and secularism.
            Thanks!

    • antoun

      foutaise byzantine!!!

    • Acko Manah

      Prophecies are BS. Ranting and ravings of people who were overexposed to sun. Yeah sure some Greek monk knew about Russia. No kidding! I know that sometime in the future there will be a man and a woman born! They will eat and then they will hang out. Sometime in a dark place there might be a war! Blah blah blah

    • Alberto Campos

      P*** off.

    • Matondo_Mingi

      Turkey is in a deep trouble. For how long that country would continue to play double standard? It cannot carry on playing Russia against the West/NATO in the long run. Greece means both the West and Russia. Neither the West nor Russia would sacrifice Greece. A kind of “Entente Cordiale” would be reached between Russia and the West over Greece at the expense of Turkey. Turkey can save its skin by siding with Russia and lessening its stance against Greece. Russia is well placed to sort out the long standing antagonism between Greece and Turkey. Russia has a super advantage over the West/NATO on this issue as it has culturally link with both countries.

  • Milan Dimić

    this article was just posted on rt.com…..way to go southfront….😀😀

    • maxii priestt

      way to go!..

    • FlorianGeyer

      Most of us here appreciate the collation of news by South Front. If you do not Milan , it is better you watch CNN or say nothing, as all you do is expose your churlishness.

      • Doom Sternz

        I truly appreciate the efforts of SF, i log daily into the site among others to keep informed of events on the ground. South Front does an excellent job.

        Here is my criteria…….Is the event news worthy (yes it is), did the event happen (evidence to support it did is attached) should it be reported (yes it absolutely should be).

        GOOD JOB SOUTH FRONT.

  • Joe Dirt

    Russian propaganda claiming to be militarily superior. Quick RT and SF hurry and get this message out to the masses! We need to tell tell the world how strong we are! What a joke!

  • Another israeli provocations… they are desperate indeed because syria already won the game and with a strong and experienced soldiers , syria can roll up the decadend overrated IDF in battle.. after all , the only experience IDF have lately is killing innocent people , abusing civilians in checkpoints , shooting unarmed demonstrator , killing wounded prisoners..

    • Java Ape Timelord

      IDF need 5 heavily armed soldiers to take down one little girl, they are so brave.

      • yeah thats what IDF today , so brave when facing unarmed civilians , yet so scared when facing real trained fighters during their defeat in lebanon 2006…

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Israel is now going to punish the Christians from Russia for assisting fellow Monotheist in Syria.
    Israel always gets their way 100% of the time. And when the ordered Putin that he had better now deliver the S-300 system to Syria, Putin and the Russian army fully understood.
    Israel 14 points, Russia 1 point.

  • Alberto Campos

    If you came here now, don’t bother reading anything below – only trolls (turk and ‘moderates’).

  • Spit

    The Russians need to be Wary.
    There was an article posted here https://southfront.org/israeli-defense-minister-vows-to-crush-s-300-s-700-etc-if-israel-is-threatened/
    The wording, Means Danger (a traitor with a wooden box and a toy).
    The Traitor is probobly not Russian… somebody is far to balsy to be a Russian.
    Maybe a body guard…Somebody has a big mouth.

  • hope springs eternal.

    The # of missiles launched and the # shot down is one side of the story.
    Let’s not forget the US/France and UK fighter jets and bombers flew over Syrian airspace at will. A tweet a day earlier was enough to stop all Commercial planes from overflying Syria. This says a lot.
    Which is perhaps why the US is so gung- ho about their operation. In short time, they kept the Russians quiet. Which is also perhaps why Russia is waking upto supplying the S 300 to Syria.
    When will Russia learn not to believe the West? I earnestly feel Russia needs to be more proactive. Even as we talk, NATO is ramping up its forces all around Russia. Letting Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia slip away has been poor Foreign Policy.