Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria comes under attack

The Khmeimim base operated by the Russian Air Force in Syria was attacked by opposition forces opposing the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

The Russian State News Agency Novosti reported the shelling of Khmeimim by 17 projectiles from a multiple rocket launcher, referencing a message released by the Russian Ministry of Defense. 

According to Russian media, nine shells were destroyed by the air defense at the airbase, another eight did not reach the base. the Russian military does not consider it necessary to shoot down the projectiles.

The day before, 6 rockets were fired at the same base. According to Russia, the attack was perpetrated by Jabhat al-Nusra Islamists. The missiles had also been intercepted.

  Russia, Syria, Khmeimim