A new attack targets Hmeimim Airbase which is taken by the Russian forces as their main base in Syria • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

A new attack targets Hmeimim Airbase which is taken by the Russian forces as their main base in Syria

Explosions rocked in the past few hours, the area of Jableh in Latakia countryside, they were caused by rocket targeting to flying bodies in the skies of the area, and intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, that the explosions were caused by targeting by the missiles of the Russian air defenses, to drones while they were heading to target Hmeimim Military Airbase, which is the main Russian military base in Syria, and which was subjected to repeated targeting and targeting attempts in the past days and weeks.

Where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored on the 21st of July 2018, new attacks by warplanes on Hmeimim Military Airbase, which is Russia’s main military base in Syria, where the air defenses targeted the drones amid information about shooting down a number of them, without information about casualties so far, and the SOHR published on the 20th of July 2018, that several explosions rocked Jableh area in Latakia countryside today evening, Friday the 20th of July 2018, it turned out that they were caused by new attacks by drones on the main Russian military base in Syria – Hmeimim Military Airbase, where the Russian air defenses managed to intercept the attacks and shot down a number of drones, without information about causing casualties, and this is the 8th attack on the Russian Base in July 2018, where the Syrian Observatory published on the 15th of July 2018, that several explosions rocked Jableh area in Latakia countryside today evening, the 15th of July 2018, caused by targeting by the Russian air defenses to new attacks by drones which try to target Hmeimim Airbase – the main Russian military base in Syria, where the Russian air defenses managed to shoot down a number of them, while no information about casualties was reported yet, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 7th of July 2018, that sounds of explosions were heard in the countryside of Latakia city, they were caused by targeting by the antiaircraft to objects believed to be drones while they were trying to target Hmeimim Military Airbase, which is taken by the Russian forces as their main base in Syria, where intersected sources confirmed that flying objects were targeted in the skies of Jableh area and the skies of the area of the military airbase, as a part of repeated operations to target Hmeimim Airbase and attempts to target it in the same way, which caused a continuous state of alertness by the Russian forces and the regime forces in the area, and this is the 6th attack in a week, where 6 similar attacks have targeted Hmeimim Military Airbase since the 1st of July 2018.

The targeting by drones to military positions of the Russian forces, or the regime-held areas, was not the first of kind in Syria, as several Syrian areas witnessed previous targeting by drones, most prominent of which is the targeting which Al-Raqqah city and its countryside as well as Deir Ezzor witnessed during 2017, carried out by drones launched by the organization to target the positions of the International Coalition forces of the Syria Democratic Forces during “Euphrates Wrath” Operation which finished with controlling Al-Raqqah city which used to be the stronghold of the organization in Syria, in addition to the targeting which hit the positions of the Russian forces and the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them in Deir Ezzor city and its countryside, where a drone made by ISIS targeted by 2 bombs at least, military supplies, armored vehicles and ammunition depots in the stadium at Damascus – Deir Ezzor International Road, at dawn of the 8th of October 2017, which caused great explosions and the break of fires in the stadium, and the media of the regime falsified the aerial targeting to the regime forces and their military supplies and depots in Deir Ezzor Stadium south of the city, and claimed that the organization targeted its vehicles and depots it owned, before it withdraw from the stadium they specified that it is located between Al-Ommal and the Old airport neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published at that time, that successive explosions rocked Deir Ezzor city, which is witnessing fighting between the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them against the “Islamic State” organization, before the regime forces took the control of the city.

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