Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadist group in northeast Latakia attempted to attack the Russian base in Latakia countryside using grad missiles.
According to sources, the jihadists group launched more than 20 grad missiles targeting Hmeimim airbase near the coastal city of Jableh which serve as the main base of Russia Armed Forces in Syria.
The Russian military managed to foil the jihadist attack before they could hit any part of this imperative installation.
Yesterday, Russia said that jihadists attempted to attack Russia’s Hmeimim airbase 12 times during April 2019.
“There are ongoing attempts to attack the Hmeimim airbase and positions of the Syrian government forces in the Latakia province by the illegal armed gangs staying in the Idlib de-escalation zone with multiple-launch rocket systems and unmanned aerial vehicles,” Kupchishin said.
Eight out of 12 attacks were carried out with the use of drones, he said. “All the attacks were repelled; the base’s facilities were not damaged. Twelve unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed when repelling the attacks,” the major general added.