Russian air base Khmeimim in Syria was attacked by armed UAVs
DAMASCUS, (BM) – Contrary to the guarantees of the Turkish president that a ceasefire will be respected in Syria, a few hours ago, the Russian military air base Khmeimim, which is Russia’s largest military base in Syria, was attacked again from territory controlled by Turkish troops, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according information from several sources, including TASS, Lenta.ru and Aviapro.
Russian air defense systems deployed in the area of the Khmeimim air base in Syria shot down two armed drones.
It is reported that armed drones were launched from militant-controlled territory in Idlib province. Air defense systems shot them down over the city of Jebl in Latakia province.
On March 5, the presidents of Russia and Turkey entered into an agreement according to which a ceasefire regime entered into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus was ready to use force.
The reason for the Russian-Turkish summit talks was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale attack by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.
Government forces managed to recapture almost half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and leave behind a number of Turkish observation posts. In this regard, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region, launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops, and increased support for the militants loyal to it.
In February, Turkey lost at least 62 military personnel killed, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, several dozen units of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down.
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