Aftermath pictures of Russian jets reportedly damaged by militants shelling

The Russian Defense Ministry has refuted media reports about the alleged destruction of seven Russian military aircraft by militants during an attack at the Hmeymim air base in Syria.

The pictures were released by a Russian reporter operating in Syria, features minor damages in a SU-24, SU-35 , an-72, and MI-8 chopper. in Syria’s Lattakia.

Two servicemen were killed as a result of a mortar attack by militants on Russia’s Hmeymim airbase in Syria on December 31, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.

The Defense Ministry added that Russian aviation units in Syria were combat ready and continue to accomplish their assigned tasks in full.

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