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Attack on Hmeimim Air Base foiled

Tehran, Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the Russian air defense foiled a new attempt by terrorist groups to launch an attack on Hmeimim Air Base in Lattakia province in Syria.

The Ministry said in a statement that the process of launching drones towards Hmeimim Base from the areas controlled by terrorists is still ongoing, SANA reported.

The statement added that the means of monitoring the airspace which are affiliated to the Russian Aerospace Force tracked a drone that was getting near Hmeimim base coming from the northwestern direction and it was launched from areas controlled by terrorist organizations to the north of Lattakia province.

The aerial target was destroyed at a significant distance from the base by anti-aircraft fire in a routine manner, the statement said, noting there were no injuries or material damage.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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