The Russian military have detected and shot down a drone that militants have launched near Hamim airbase in the Syrian province of Latakia
Hamim airbase in Syria. May 4, 2016
(Photo: Anatoly Zhdanov / Kommersant)
The head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, major-General Alexei Tsygankov said that the military on the basis of Hamim in the night of July 21, spotted the unmanned aerial vehicle that launched fighters from the territory under their control in the Northern province of Latakia, said the Agency “Interfax”.
“Regular anti-aircraft firepower air target was destroyed at a distance from the airbase,” said Tsygankov.
The General added that as a result of incident nobody has suffered, and the base, not suffered material damage, continue to operate as planned.