Syrian rebels made a second attempt to attack the Russian air base at Hmeimim using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The information was provided by the base command representative. “On Sunday morning, 22 July 2018, remote air defence assets at the airfield destroyed an unknown UAV approaching Hmeimim Air Base from the northwest. On Saturday 21…

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reports a third attempt to attack the Hmeimim air base, where the main forces of the Russian military contingent are stationed in Syria. According to the SOHR, an unmanned aerial vehicle was used for the attack. The Russian Air Defense Forces opened fire with rockets. The rocket explosions…

Russian aircraft bomb rebel rebel areas in southern Syria Russia bombed rebel-controlled areas in southern Syria late Saturday, June 24, 2018, for the first time since accepting a truce in that part of the country nearly a year ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said. According to the SOHR, Russia launched nearly 25…

President Vladimir Putin assured on Thursday that Russian troops present in Syria, who have supported the forces of the Damascus regime since September 2015, will remain there as long as Moscow “finds an interest”. “The large-scale military operations, including with the participation of our armed forces, are now over” in Syria, Putin said during his…

An unidentified drone was shot dead by Russian forces on the outskirts of their base in Hmeim, Syria, the RIA news agency reported Monday, citing the Russian Defense Ministry. “There are no victims and no material damage. The Russian air base in Hmeimim is functioning normally,” she adds. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human…

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, at approximately 9:45 a.m. Moscow time, a Russian fighter Su-30SM crashed into the Mediterranean Sea west of the Russian air base at Hmeimim, near Lattakia, killing both pilots. This is the first loss of an aircraft of this type in Syria. The Russian Ministry of Defense has confirmed information on…

On Sunday evening, “enemy missiles” targeted “military positions” of the Syrian regime north of Homs and in the province of Hama, as well as near Aleppo, the official agency Sana announced, denouncing an “aggression” without identifying the perpetrators. The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre recorded an earthquake of magnitude 2.6 in the explosion zone, with its epicentre…

On the evening of 24 April 2018, the Russian media reported that several small aircraft had been shot down near the Hmeimim Russian air base in Syria. RIA Novosti, quoting a representative of the air base, indicated that with the appearance of darkness, the airspace control system located a distance from Hmeimim airport spotted “small…

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday downplayed Israeli concerns over Russia’s purported plans to outfit the Syrian military with its powerful S-300 air defense system, but stressed that Israel would retaliate if such a battery were used against its aircraft. “What’s important is that defense systems being supplied by Russia to Syria aren’t used against…