Unidentified drones attack Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria

Unidentified drones attacked the Russian airbase Khmeimim in Syria, reported Telegram channel Directorate 4, which is monitoring the situation in the Middle East.

Local residents said that they hear the sound of the air defense systems in the area of the air base.

Russian air defense systems have repeatedly destroyed several drones which tried to attack airbase. The last drone attack took place in the Syrian province of Latakia on July 1. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the attack was repelled and no one was injured.

At the end of April, the Russian military also reflected the attack of drones which were carrying explosives.

Last December, drones carrying explosives attacked the Russian airbase in Khmeimim. Two Russian soldiers were killed during the attack. The air base personnel were able to shoot down some of the drones. RBC news agency reported, citing its sources in the Russian Ministry of Defense, that eight drones were involved in the attack. Four Russian aircraft and two helicopters were damaged as a result of the attack.  The attack also caused explosions in the ammunition depot. Later the Russian Ministry of Defense denied this information and said that the base was shelled with mortars.

  Khmeimim, Russia, Syria