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Turkish-controlled militants attack Khmeimim air base

Turkish-controlled terrorists attacked a Russian military base in Syria.

Tonight, the Russian military air base Khmeimim, located in the Syrian province of Latakia, was attacked by terrorists controlled by Ankara. The attack was carried out using two drones, however, much more remarkable is the fact that only 11 days ago, the WorldView-2 military satellite carried out reconnaissance over the region.

It is known that two drones stuffed with explosives managed to get quite close to the Russian Khmeimim military airbase, as evidenced by the corresponding footage of anti-aircraft fire from the Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile and gun system. Two unmanned aerial vehicles, according to official data, were successfully shot down, while destruction at the air base of the Russian Aerospace Forces was avoided.

“On July 20, 2022, at about 22:10 p.m., Russian air defense systems detected unmanned aerial vehicles approaching the area of ​​the Russian Khmeimim air base from the northeast. The fire of Russian air defense systems destroyed two unmanned aerial vehicles of militants at a distance of two kilometers from the air base., - said in a statement.

The attack on the Russian military airbase "Khmeimim" was the first in the past few months, however, which is quite remarkable, the attack followed after the Russian side spoke out categorically against any Turkish military operation in northern Syria.


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