BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:12 A.M.) – Syrian militants have targeted the Russian Hmeimim airbase in Latakia province with at least one bomb-armed drone.
Air defense systems at the Hmeimim airbase reportedly neutralized the incoming threat before it could reach the military installation and drop any munitions.
Reports of the attack originate from pro-government sources claiming to cite locals. If true it is unclear to which militant group the drone belonged.
Earlier in the year, rebel forces in northwest Syria conducted a swarm attack against the Hmeimim airbase with at least ten drones armed with small bomblets. Russian authorities blamed Turkish-backed militant groups.