Russian Khmeimim air base in Syria comes under attack

Militants tried to fire at the Syrian Khmeimim air base where the airborne forces of the Russian Federation are based.

According to the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in the Syrian Arab Republic, the attack of the militants holding positions in Qalaat Al-Mudiq and Bab-Atika was unsuccessful. The Russian military did not sustain any losses and there was no material damage to Khmeimim.

Earlier, it was reported that the militants attempted to attack the air base with drones, but all the attacks were repelled.

On May 2, Reuters reported that Syrian government forces, with the support of the Russians, increased air strikes and attacks on the rebel-controlled territories in the north of Hama and south of Idlib this week. Agency sources emphasized that this is a demilitarized zone. Allegedly, the military used barrel bombs and at least 15 civilians were killed.

  Russia, Syria, Hmeimim