Unknown Drones Attack Russian Base in Syria Two Days in Row – MoD

On Saturday the Russian Defense Ministry’s Reconciliation Center already reported that a drone launched from a militant-controlled area had been detected and destroyed near the Hmeymim airbase in Syria.

According to the Hmeymim airbase representative, one drone approaching the military facility was terminated on Saturday and the second one — on Sunday morning.

“On Saturday, July 21, 2018, at nightfall, the Russian air defense at the Hmeymim airbase detected an unidentified small-sized air target (UAV) at a considerable distance approaching the Russian military facility. The aerial target was destroyed by the Russian airbase’s standard anti-aircraft guns. On Sunday morning, July 22, 2018, the air defense destroyed at long range another unknown UAV that was approaching the Hmeymim airbase from the northwest, “the report said.

There were no casualties or material damage in both cases and the Russian air base is operating in the planned mode, the representative added.

Only a day before this statement, the Russian military mentioned an unidentified drone, which had been destroyed by air defenses.

The Hmeymim base, which is located in the coastal city of Jableh, is one of two bases operated by Russia in Syria.