Russian airbase has been attacked; US troops block Russian forces; Air strike on Yemen military camp

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Drone attack on Russian airbase at Syria’s Hmeymim repelled – Russian defense ministry

Air defense systems of the Russian base at Syria’s Hmeymim repelled a drone attack on Sunday, no one was hurt, the Russian defense ministry said.

“At dark on January 19, 2020, Russian air defense systems at the Hmeymim airbase spotted three small aerial targets (unmanned aerial vehicles) at a long distance approaching the Russia military facility from the northeasterly direction,” it said.

“The Russia airbase’s regular missile systems destroyed these targets at a safe distance from the base. No one was hurt. No material damage was done,” the ministry stressed.

According to the ministry, the airbase operates routinely.

Earlier, an attempted drone attack on the Russian airbase was reported by Syria’s SANA news agency. According to SANA, the drones were launched from the de-escalation zone in northern Syria.

Syria: US troops block Russian forces way to oil field

US soldiers present in regions under YPG group’s control in Syria, on Saturday stopped Russian soldiers who wanted to reach oil fields, according to a report by Anadolu Agency.

Dispute between the US and Russia about the Rumeylan oil field in northeast Hasakah is ongoing.

According to information Anadolu Agency obtained from reliable local sources, US soldiers blocked a Russian military patrols en route to the oil field.

Tension occurred between the two groups, when US soldiers asked Russian soldiers to return to the Amuda district in northwest of Hasakah.

Russian soldiers had to return to where they came from as their way to Rumeylan, where the US air base is located, was blocked.

On Thursday, the YPG group also prevented Russian soldiers to pass through Qamishli city to establish a military zone near the Rumeylan oil field, and did not let them reach the region.

Yemen: 70 killed in alleged Houthi attack on military camp

The death toll Sunday reached 70 after Houthi rebels launched an air strike on a government-held military camp in Yemen’s Marib city, according to military sources.

An armed unmanned aerial vehicle was used in the attack, according to military sources from the government. The assault left a large number of soldiers injured.

Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi said in a first statement after Saturday’s attack that the Houthi militias’ assault targeting the mosque of the military camp in Marib reveals how reluctant they are for peace, reported Anadolu Agency.

The Houthis did not immediately claim responsibility for Saturday’s attack.

A source from Marib State Hospital, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to media, told Anadolu Agency that most of the dead were soldiers targeted by mortars while taking rest.

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