0 $
2,500 $
5,000 $
307 $
JULY 2020

Syrian, Russian Air-Defense Forces Foil Drone Attack On Hmeimim Air Base

Donate

Syrian, Russian Air-Defense Forces Foil Drone Attack On Hmeimim Air Base

File image

Late on February 19, the Syrian and Russian air defense forces foiled a new drone attack on the Hmeimim Air Base in southern Lattakia. According to Syrian state TV, several “aerial objects” were successfully intercepted by air-defense systems over the coastal governorate.

Pro-government sources reported that the attack was launched from Greater Idlib, claiming that “long-range” rockets were also used in the attack.

Greater Idlib is controlled by the al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and several other terrorist group. The Turkish military maintains a fairly large force in the northwestern Syrian region.

The failed attack on the Hmeimim Air Base is an example of the threats posed by the remaining terrorists in Greater Idlib.

Last month, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies launched a large operation to clear the entire region. However, Ankara is now threatening the army with military action if the operation continues.

More on this topic:

Donate

SouthFront

Do you like this content? Consider helping us!

  • Mike

    Long Range Missile.. wonder where they came from.. and still archieved nothing. Kebab, anyone?

  • klove and light

    US motherfuckers getting more and more aggressive towards russian Military………….US Military Vehicle shoves russian Military vehicle off road and nearly into civilian…..

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1230218147938082818

    • Me&Myself None

      That’s what happens when you give in to bullies.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Putin needs to have a reality check about his “partners” who are runt bully cowards.

  • BlueOctopusBoy

    It’s almost like Russia and Syria are using these drone attacks as a pretext to push further into Idlib..a bit like how Turkey is using ‘civilian catastrophe’ as a means to conquer.

    • Squeeth

      Last I looked it was the Sultan’s failure to honour the Astana Agreement that led the Allies to do it themselves.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Time to smoke out all Erdogan rats.None of them will leave alive.If hundred is captured only two will be leave alive with eyes poke out.

  • d’Artagnan

    US strategy now is focused on trying to cause Russian casualties so as to discredit Russian military. They are using the Turkish military to attack the Syrian army and Russian bases. If Russia does not take an aggressive stance these attacks may result in casualties. The terrorists need to be cleared out of Syria at any cost.

    • Squeeth

      If the 4th Reich has given up on the irregular US head-chopping, heart-eating rapers and slavers in favour of Turkish regulars and conscripts, it’s an admission of defeat that can’t go un-noticed. I wonder what Turkish squaddies think about it?

  • Vitex

    Southfront likes to show Pantsir as the likely protector, but I wonder if some funky EW stuff is going on too? The Russians have some pretty brain-frying electronic warfare machines

    • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

      Interesting thought.
      No doubt that the defeat of the attacks is a combined arms operation.

    • gustavo

      Of course, Russia has a lot of electronic, radars, satellites, and spy planes working on Syria land, that is why it is easy for them to detect any attack anywhere. They can see planes taking off from Israel, tracking their trajectories, and attacking Syria, for example.

  • JIMI JAMES

    Booshit,according to reliable israel intel russia detterance can’t even repel the insects let alone any f35 superior stealth strike fighter jet ever!
    Were soviets that clever 8-?

    • Saint Jimmy (Russian American)

      You’re taking an ass kicking. Shut up and like it. It’s all your impotent ass can do. The world sees how you’ve been crushed.

    • Kastaibes

      According to pentagon the f35 have 800++ technical flaw that can not even working properly for long range target.

    • Friend of Russia

      Tell the Patriots not to look at the cellar

  • Zionism = EVIL