Russia Kills Militants for Targeting Hmeimeem Air Base With Drones

Kremlin had previously hinted that America may have aided groups in attacking the Russian air base in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry has announced that the Russian forces operating in Syria have eliminated the terrorists who had targeted the Hmeimeem air base at the end of December, in addition to destroying a depot storing drones in Idleb province.

The Russian military command in Syria has implemented a special operation to locate the group of militants who targeted the Hmeimeem air base with mortar shells on Dec. 31, the ministry said in a statement on Friday.

The ministry stated that Russian special operations forces uncovered a militant drones site located near the eastern borders of Idleb province.

According to the ministry, the terrorists were killed by a high-precision artillery shell while attempting to board a minibus.

Meanwhile, Russian military intelligence also uncovered and destroyed a drone manufacturing and storage depot in Idleb province.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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