Third Day In Row Russian Forces Shot Down Armed Drone Near Hmeimim Airbase

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Third Day In Row Russian Forces Shot Down Armed Drone Near Hmeimim Airbase

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For the third day in a row, Russian forces shot down an armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which was on its way to bomb Hmeimim airbase in the western Syrian governorate of Lattakia. According to the Russian Centre for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, the UAV was launched from “a territory occupied by illegal armed formations.”

“The anti-aircraft systems eliminated the air target at a considerable distance from the air base. No casualties or material damage was caused. The Hmeimim Air Base functions as planned,” the Russian reconciliation center said in an official statement.

Local observers believe that radical groups such as Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) are launching these armed UAVs from the northern Lattakia countryside and the northwestern Hama countryside.

According to Syrian pro-government activists, the SAA and its allies will soon launch a ground attack to capture the remaining strongholds of the militants in the governorates of Hama and Lattakia as a response to these attacks on Hmeimim airbase.

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  • PZIVJ

    Pantsir air defense doing it’s job well.
    Now waiting for the SAA operation to be launched.
    Probably more air and arty preparation is needed, to degrade the Jihadist rats positions.

    • World_Eye

      Well Pantsir S-1 are design for that stuff but in general HTS will just do this non-stop, Russians will keep blow that shit from the skies, but in order for them not to receive so many threats with UCAVs they need to go do ground ops and clean and push those HTS way back that way they cannot do their dirty little experiments.

  • Tchoutoye

    Find the source of the UAVs and take that out rather than swatting individual drones like flies.

    • Bob

      The components are small and easily transported in compact-pack form, likely smuggled into idlib under the direction and knowledge of a foreign intelligence service in Turkey.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Also take out assets of any nation that is supplying them to the terrorists.