Militants have attacked Russian positions in Latakia, Syria, using drones and heavy multiple-launch rocket systems 12 times since early April, all of which have been defeated.
"There are ongoing attempts to attack the Hmeymim airbase and positions of the Syrian government forces in the Latakia Governorate by the illegal armed gangs staying in the Idlib de-escalation zone with multiple-launch rocket systems and unmanned aerial vehicles," Major General Viktor Kupchishin, Head of the Russian Reconciliation Center for the Opposing Sides in Syria, was quoted as saying by TASS.
“Eight out of 12 attacks were carried out using drones. All the attacks were repelled; the base’s facilities were not damaged. 12 drones were destroyed when repelling the attacks," he added.
According to him, the attack was carried out by the members of Qalaat Al Madiq and Bab al-Taqa communities.
Syrian militants have repeatedly launched attacks on Russian military installations using sophisticated drones. A heavy attack on the Hmeymim airbase and Russian Navy’s supply base in Tartus was carried out on January 6, 2018, the report added.
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