Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

Russian military shoots down drone targeting Hmeimim air base

Local | 2018-08-10 11:00:00
Russian military shoots down drone targeting Hmeimim air base
The Russian military has downed a drone targeting the Hmeimim air base in Syria, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday.

The drone, launched from territory controlled by Syrian rebels, was detected on August 9, RIA reported.

Russia Today said the Russian air defenses in Syria had shot down drone, that was approaching the Hmeimim air base from rebel-held territory.

Shooting down drones has become somewhat of a routine for the Russian forces stationed in Latakia province. Over the past month the Russian air defenses have neutralized at least 25 drones approaching Hmeimim armed with various types of explosives.

On Thursday, another UAV was spotted on approach, and the target was successfully shot down by the air defense systems at a safe distance from the base, the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria confirmed, RT reported.

Russia’s Hmeimim air base operates as normal,” Maj. Gen. Alexei Tsygankov said. “There were no injuries or damage.”

Comments (0)

Post Your Comments

fill all fields below
*This confirmation code will prevent auto submit
X :Latest News
Timeline: The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria      U.S. cannot back Syrian forces who align with Assad: U.S. commander      Saudi Arabia signs warship construction deal with France's Naval Group      Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour in Pakistan amid India tensions      France denies it has softened stance on Brexit      Nigerian presidential poll postponed, opposition slams decision      Germany cool on Trump appeal to take back IS fighters from Syria      In Iraq visit, U.S. general eyes longer-term Islamic State threat