Russian Hmeimim military airport in Latakia attacked by terrorist drone: Reports

The Russian Hmeimim airbase in northern Latakia province has reportedly come under attack by a terrorist drone armed with small bombs according to local sources.

Although a surprise attack, Russian air defenses were ready and shot down the unmanned air vehicle (UAV) before it could reach the military site say sources.

This is not the first time terrorists have tried to bomb the Hmeimim airbase with small drones – such an attacked happened in January with ten militant UAVs.

Russian military and diplomatic officials blamed Turkish-backed insurgents for the Jaunary attempt and conducted retaliation air attacks against suspected targets in response.