The Russian military base of Hemimim in the Syrian province of Latakia. (Archives)

A terrorist drone strike against Russia’s Hmeimim military base in Syria has been neutralized, RT reported.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a media showcase of the pro-Western Syrian opposition, announced that “terrorists have targeted the Russian air base Hmeimim, in the province of Latakia, with at least one drone armed with a bomb. ”

According to RT, the air defense systems at the Hmeimim base would have neutralized this attack before it could reach the military facility and drop bombs.

In January, a similar attack took place in Idlib province, after which a Russian fighter plane was destroyed and the pilot killed.


A Russian Sukhoi Su-25 aircraft was shot down on 3 January 2018 in the province of Idlib. © AFP

The Idlib region is controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Cham as well as several other terrorist groups. The terrorist group said it shot down the plane in a statement posted on its Ibaa propaganda channel.

After this incident, Russia deployed a new series of Sukhoy Su-57s of the fifth generation in February in Hmeimim.

According to some sources, the Russian army has already deployed four Sukhoy Su-57 in Syria.

As a reminder, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported the crash of a Russian aircraft on Tuesday, March 6, when it landed at Hmeimim airbase in Syria.

32 people, 26 passengers and six crew members, were killed on Tuesday, March 6, in the crash of an An-26 Russian transport aircraft while landing at Hmeimim airfield in Syria.

In October 2017, a Su-24 fighter-bomber crashed as it took off from Hmeimim Airfield. Both pilots were killed.


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