Air Defenses Thwart an Attack on Hmeymim Air Base

Despite the ceasefire regime being established throughout the country, there are still cases of ceasefire regime violation by illegal armed formations in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Over the past day, terrorists attacked NAhshebba< Djub al-Mgara, Ain al-Qantara, Rwaisat Rushu, Muqatal, Qara Djagez, Rwaisat Iskander, Qalaz Tahatani and Tall al-Tut in Latakia province, Huaiz, Djubbain and Hamamiyat in Hama province.

In addition, Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists carried out another attempt to attack Hmeymim Air Base. At about 20:00 on Sunday, six rockets were fired by terrorists from the territory of the Idlib de-escalation zone at the Russian air base. Duty air defence forces destroyed all rockets.

Russian reconnaissance means identified MLRS used by terrorists, on the western outskirts of the settlement of Kafer Noblin the Idlib province and destroyed it by an air strike of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

Also, the Russian Air Defence means detected and destroyed two unmanned aerial vehicles of terrorists, which, simultaneously with the shelling of the MLRS, were approaching the Russian air base from the north and north-east.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides urges leaders of illegal armed formations operating in the Idlib de-escalation zone to cease hostilities and move towards peaceful settlement of the situation in areas they occupy.

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation