Russian MoD: Russian air force repels terrorist attack on Hmeimim airbase

Moscow, SANA_ Russian Ministry of Defense announced that Hmeimim air base defenses repelled terrorist attack on the base in Lattakia countryside.

In a statement on Monday, the ministry said y that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists fired six missiles at Russia’s Hmeimim base in Syria on May 19, adding that  no casualties, nor damage had been registered following the attack.

” In the evening of May 19, 2019, al-Nusra terrorists made an attempt to attack Russian Hmeimim air base using multiple launch rocket systems… At around 8 p.m. on Sunday, terrorists fired six missiles from the Idleb de-escalation zone at the Russian Hmeimim air base in Syria. The air defense forces of the base on duty destroyed all the projectiles.” The statement read.

The ministry added that multiple launch rocket system belonging to “Jabhat al-Nusra” in Idleb province, from which terrorists targeted the airbase, were monitored and destroyed by Russian Aerospace Forces .

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