BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels in rural Idlib attempted to bomb the Russian military’s Hmeimim Airbase using their attack drones on Monday.
However, the jihadist attempt to fire 27 rockets towards the Hmeimim Airbase would ultimately fail, thanks in large part to the Russian military’s missile defense systems.
According to the Russian Reconciliation Center, their Pantsir and Tor missile systems shot down 27 rockets that were fired by jihadist forces, with no projectiles hitting the Hmeimim Airbase.
Frustrated by their inability to hit the Russian base, the jihadist rebels chose to bomb the nearby coastal city of Jableh.
The Russian Reconciliation Center said that nine of the jihadist projectiles hit Jableh city; however, no one was harmed during the attack.
The statement comes a day after militants shelled the Hmeimim air base in Syria twice, using multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS); however, the attacks resulted in no deaths or destruction.
The situation at the Hmeimim Airbase in Syria has worsened recently, with militants constantly attempting to attack the base.
In April, terrorists carried out 12 attacks on the base, although they were all repelled, according to the Russian Reconciliation Centre.
With the ongoing Syrian Arab Army (SAA) offensive in northwestern Hama, the jihadist rebels will likely attempt to attack the base on several more occassions as retribution for the military’s operation.