The Russian military shot down near air base Hamim launched by militants drone

MOSCOW, August 9. /TASS/. The Russian military on Thursday, August 9, was destroyed near the air base Hamim in Syria, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launched from a territory controlled by the rebels.

This was reported to journalists by the head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, major-General Aleksey Tsygankov.

“August 9, controls the airspace of the Russian air base Hamim was discovered by the UAV, controlled by the illegal armed groups on the territory of the Northern province of Latakia. Staffing anti-aircraft firepower air target was destroyed at a distance from the airbase,” said Tsygankov.

“Victims or material damage. Russian airbase Hamim operates in a planned mode”, – he added.

Earlier it was reported that the Russian military in July defused more than 25 drones with different ammunition on their way to the airbase.