Media: Explosions reported in the sky near Russian airbase in Syria

Telegram channel Directorate 4 reported, citing the Syrian media, that there were explosions in the sky over the city of Jableh, where the Russian Khmeimim airbase is located.

According to preliminary data, air defense systems located in the base fired two rockets on militant drones.

The last drone attack on the Russian military base in Khmeimim was reported in September. At that time two anti-aircraft systems destroyed two militant drones.

At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in October that over the two months, the air defense systems in Khmeimim  air base shot down 50 unmanned aerial vehicles.

Between August 9 and 11, the Russian military also detected and destroyed four drones launched from the territory controlled by militant groups. Subsequently, the Syrian air defense destroyed an "enemy target", which violated the airspace on the border with Lebanon.

In early August, representatives of Russia, Turkey and Iran told the UN humanitarian mission that they would do everything possible to prevent the death of civilians in the province of Idlib. There are 4 million people in this territory.

At the end of July, Russian President's Special Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev announced that the Syrian government troops do not plan a large-scale operation in this province. He also said that the threat against Russian soldiers at the airbase Khmeimim is eliminated, then there would no longer be a need to conduct operations against militants.

  Russia, Syria, Khmeimim