Ever Drone Swarm Attack Has Struck Russian Military Bases, Sources Claim

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Russia, for its parts, has blamed Syrian rebels in Idlib for an attack on Russian bases in Hmeymim and Tartus by two groups of drones last week.

The Russian Defense Ministry said on January 8 that there were no casualties or damage as a result of the attacks on the Hmeimim air base and Tartus naval facility.

"Ten drone unmanned aerial vehicles were approaching the Russian airbase" Khmeimim "and three more - to the point of material and technical support of the Russian Navy in the city of Tartus..." It said seven of the drones were shot down by air defense systems and the remaining six were forced to land.

Each of them carried several explosive devices under their wings, and were guided from up to 100km away by Global Positioning System.

The Russian and the US militaries have maintained regular contacts to avoid conflict between their forces in Syria. The drones were carrying explosive elements, but Russian air defense systems repulsed the attack, and no one was hurt.

'We are considering an option to create groups to test experimental equipment to fight UAVs within our units, ' he said. "Non-military facilities and civilian population in any country around the world may be under the threat of a real combat strike by terrorists armed with such drones", he said. The Kremlin obviously has been concerned about these type of Islamist attacks after they withdrew the bulk of Russian military forces from the Area.

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Russian Ministry of Defence

The use of drones by militants in the battlefield persists also in Syria.

President Vladimir Putin of Russia, in a surprise visit to that air base on December 11, declared that combat operations were winding down and that the Russian military would stage a "significant withdrawal". The Russian Defense Ministry denied any of its aircraft were lost, but it acknowledged that two troops died in the shelling.

While the USA says it supplies weapons only to Syrian opposition groups vetted as "moderate rebels", the allegiance and loyalties of these militants is often highly questionable.

The daring use of short-range mortars also pointed to the inability of Syrian forces to protect the Alawite heartland from hit-and-run raids by the rebels.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday called on the governments of Iran and Russian Federation to meet their obligations as guarantor states in Syria. They say the declaration by Putin could be aimed at the domestic audience in Russian Federation, as he is bidding for another presidential run in the country's upcoming elections in March.

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