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Russia Says Militants Attempted To Shell Hmeymim Base In Syria

On 1 May, the Russian military stated that terrorists tried to shell the it's Syrian Hmeymim Airbase using multiple rocket launchers as well as drones twelve times over the past month.


Militants deployed in the Idlib de-escalation zone attempted to attack Russia’s Hmeymim airbase with multiple-launch rocket systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) against the Russian Airbase i Syria.
Terrorists tried to shell the Hmeymim Airbase on Thursday once again, the Russian military reported, adding that all attacks were repelled.

The head of the Russian centre for Syrian reconciliation Maj Gen Viktor Kupchishin earlier said that terrorists attempted to shell Hmeymim airbase using multiple-launch rocket systems as well as drones twelve times over the past month. He also said that back then the attacks were repelled and there had been no material damage as a result of the shellings.

Maj Gen Viktor revealed that 8 of 12 attacks were carried out with UAVs but that Russian forces shot down all the 12 UAVs while they were repelling the attacks.

He added that militants tried to shell Hmeymim airbase from their positions near the villages of Qalat al-Mudik and Bab Atika.

In March, the Russian Defence Ministry stated that the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) militant group, linked to the Al-Nusra Front*, had been planning an attack on the Russian Hmeymim Airbase in Syria involving attack drones, which was pre-empted by the Russian Air Force.

Russian forces thwarted the attack by conducting an air raid on a warehouse where the group was storing the drones intended to be used in the attack.

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