'Swarm of armed drones': Who is attacking Russia's military bases?

'Swarm of armed drones': Who is attacking Russia's military bases?

'Swarm of armed drones': Who is attacking Russia's military bases?

It said militants had used the province as the launchpad for a drone attack on two Russian bases in the last week.

It also pointed to a "strange coincidence" of a USA military intelligence plane flying near the 2 bases for at least 4 hours around the time of the attacks.

The Russians have been using drone swarms against the Ukrainians to good effect (blowing up ammo dumps).

The Kremlin has demanded that the Defence Ministry, several secret service agencies and the Russian National Guard work together to find a solution to destroy drones before they reach their targets.

"The drones were launched from the area of Muazzara in the southwestern part of the Idlib de-escalation area controlled by so-called "moderate opposition" units", defence ministry newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda said.

They clashed with Tahrir al-Sham fighters around the airport, the Britain-based war monitoring group said.

A drone raid on Saturday was unusually massive, involving 13 of the aircraft equipped with satellite navigation and launched from a distance of up to 100 kilometers (60 miles) away, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

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The drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), used in the attempted attack were basic in design, Russian news site Lenta reports. Another three attacked the nearby Russian naval base at Tartus.

The drone attack, however, came less than a week after two Russian servicemen were killed in a sustained mortar assault on the same base, which appears to have caused some damage to Russian military assets.

But the attack could indicate that militants opposed to the government of President Bashar Assad were stepping up the violence directed against the Russian military, which intervened in September 2015 to prop up the beleaguered Syrian government, then its main ally in the Middle East.

While the bases in northwest Syria are of significant strategic value to Russian Federation, they are also tempting targets for jihadist and rebel groups trying to inflict damage on Assad's biggest military backers.

The U.S.is supporting a coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces in northern Syria and has said it has shifted its efforts to stabilization after IS was expelled from most of eastern Syria.

The ministry said it has sent letters to Turkey's military leaders, asking them to use monitors to help prevent further attacks from Idlib. At the time, he announced the pullout of Russian troops.

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