Russia’s Khmeimim airbase in Syria was targeted by over a dozen of missiles, but they were shot down by air defenses, the Defense Ministry says. The attack comes less than two days after massive shelling by Al Qaeda and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group.
The attack was launched from the Idlib de-escalation zone which is largely controlled by Israeli-backed Syrian Al-Qaeda offshoot, the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group.
The multiple rocket launchers, used by the terrorists, were promptly detected and subsequently destroyed by Russian aircraft and Syrian Army artillery units.
The swarm shelling came just over a day after two attacks were launched at the airbase on Monday. The militants fired some 36 projectiles at the facility. The rockets were intercepted, while launch sites were bombed in retaliatory strikes.
While Khmeimim has been repeatedly targeted by various anti-government militants, the increase in the attacks appear to be linked to the offensive launched by Syrian forces earlier this week.
Syrian Arab government forces have advanced against the last major terrorist stronghold in the country, liberating several villages in the north-western Hama Province.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2019.