BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition has denied leading the drone attack on the Hmeymim Airbase in southwest Latakia, despite Russia’s claims that they have proof of Washington’s participation.
Speaking to Sputnik News Agency on Friday, the Spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve, Sean Ryan, said that the U.S. had no role in the drone strikes on the Hmeymim Airbase.
“Any suggestion that the US or coalition forces played a role in an attack on a Russian base is without any basis in fact and is utterly irresponsible,” Ryan told Sputnik.
The Russian military accused the U.S. Coalition on Thursday of leading the assault on the Hmyemim Airbase with their reconnaissance planes.
Prior to these allegations, the Syrian military claimed that the U.S. Coalition was spying on their newly acquired S-300 systems using their reconnaissance drones.