DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:00 P.M.) – Huge explosions ripped through several areas of Jisr Al-Shughur as rebel positions and headquarters came under heavy rocket shelling and airstrikes in response to Hmeimim drone attack last night.
Russian warplanes were reported to have hit the towns of Bdama, Najiyah and Maranad. The aerial bombardment was carried out in conjunction of heavy missile shelling from the Syrian Army.
Last night, the Russian base at Hmeimim was attacked by 2 armed drones that tried to bombs sites inside the airbase.
The attack was successfully foiled with the Russian anti-air defense system shooting down the drones before reaching their targets.
This assault, the second this week, was launched by rebel groups stationed in north Latakia countryside.