Militants Launch Massive Drone Attack On Russian Airbase In Syria

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Militants Launch Massive Drone Attack On Russian Airbase In Syria

Late on June 22, Russian air defense units repelled a massive drone attack on Russia’s Hmeimim air base in Syria. According to local sources, Russian Pantsir and Tor systems launched almost two dozen missiles at unmanned aerial vehicles launched by militants from the southern part of the Idlib de-escalation zone. Syria’s state-run news agency SANA reported that Syrian air defenses were also activated in the Jableh area of Latakia province, where the Russian airbase is located.

Firefights between the Syrian Army and Turkish-led forces broke out near the village of Abu Rasin in the province of al-Hasakah. According to pro-government sources, the fighting erupted when Turkish-backed militants tried to set on fire crops being grown in nearby fields.

Earlier, the Damascus government accused pro-Turkish forces of intentionally burning crops in the area of Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring and nearby areas in order to pressure farmers that do not want to pay bribes to pro-Turkish militants.

The Turkish Army and the Russian Military Police regularly conduct joint patrols along the contact line between Turkish-backed forces and the Syrian Army in northeastern Syria. This allows to prevent the sides from initiating large-scale offensive operations against each other. However, the situation on the ground remains tense.

On June 22, pro-government locals blocked a US military convoy near the village of Fares Kabir in the Syrian province of al-Hasakah. The protesters burned a US flag and forced the convoy to retreat from the area. Positions of the Syrian Army near Kafr Mus, Kawkabah and as-Safah in southern Idlib came under fire from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its allies early on June 23. Pro-militant sources claim that several army troops were either injured or killed.

On June 21, Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement released a new video threatening Israel with a retaliation strike on its strategic facilities in the event of a new escalation.

“Today, we can not only hit the city of Tel Aviv but also, if God wills it and with His help, we can hit very precise targets within Tel Aviv and anywhere in occupied Palestine,” Nasrallah can be heard as saying during the video.

Israel is pretty sensitive towards such threats and uses them to justify the continuing military campaign against Iranian-backed forces.

In its own turn, Hezbollah often intensifies its propaganda efforts against Israel as the situation in the region is once again heading to a military confrontation or its leadership expects possible Israeli hostile actions that would impact its interests.

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  • Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes

    I would like to see peace in syria by the end of 2021 latest

    • FlorianGeyer

      We all would.

      • jorge

        But isn’t going to happen.

        • rightiswrong rightiswrong

          That’s what they said about Vietnam.

          Peace there now, after they kicked out the US Army.

          • jorge

            Isn´t going to happen so soon, in 2021, or 2022. But Syria will win, as Vietnam won.

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            A journey of a thousand miles begins, with one foot.

            Syria deserves to win, as did the Vietnamese, as they are fighting forces that make Hitler look like a boy scout.
            And to think that history records Timujin the Great Khan as a barbarian! He helped develop the original Silk Road, the US gave us hamburgers and obesity.

          • jorge

            Timujin was only a man of his time, by History, or by his People, because without the Mongol people, Timujin would never happen.

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            Genghis Khan was the greatest of all world figures. In his life time, he conquered more territory than the British Empire and Alexander combined, no mean feat when his conquests were done on horseback. He brought law and order to those territories, and trade.
            There are 5280 feet in a mile.
            There are 1000 metres in a kilometre.

          • jorge
          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            The Romans never got as far as my gaffe, so Latin is not my cup of tea, lol.

          • jorge

            It wasn’t a gaffe, only a british point of view, and, as it obvious, I dont’t drink tea. Good Saint John for you (in the Oporto’s Saint hollyday).

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            My gaffe, translates as my country, just slang for home, and I’m not British.
            CR is the greatest.

          • jorge

            Ó pá, tem lá paciência, mas cada qual lá fica na sua. https://www.google.com/search?q=english+portuguese+translator&rlz=1C1GCEA_enPT898PT898&oq=english+portuguese+translator&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l7.26010j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            Paciência e uma virtude que vem naturalmente para mim.
            Línguas estrangeiras não são o meu cafe com leite.

          • jorge

            é uma, café com leite. .very well, salut.

          • Brother Ma

            Yes but it took a lot of blood,sweat and tears for Vietnam to win in the end.

          • jorge

            Today, also thanks to Vietnam, amoung others, the victories will be less expensive.

          • itchyvet

            As a Vietnam Veteran, it saddens me today, when speaking of these events to young Vietnamese that they are totally ignorant of the sacrifices made by their forefathers/mothers on their behalf, very sad indeed.

      • Icarus Tanović

        We all would to see peace and freedom in Syria from Wahhabi headchoppers.

    • gustavo

      Not peace at all until the whole original Syrial land be recovered. Do you imagine a peace or cease fire agreement between Stalin and Hitler before Kur battle ? Not way my friend, peace is reached until the enemy is totally destroyed (ask to any Russian).

      • Anastasis

        When Turkey and Israel are destroyed, there will be peace throughout the Middle East.

        • gustavo

          Wrong, Israel is a Biblical toy, Turkey is just a USA toy. The real enemies are France-UK-USA.

  • rightiswrong rightiswrong

    Watch and learn NATO, that’s what an air-defence system does.

    Saudi Arabia, take note, and stop buying US crap. Save your refineries.

    • occupybacon

      I believe Turkey gives Russia info on when these attacks are sent by their proxies, it’s a good training field for both Russia and Turkey, more for Russia but NATO too.

    • The Objective

      Too late for them now. They deserve the humiliation

      • rightiswrong rightiswrong

        NATO use the same garbage, to protect us, lol.

        • Є ТЬ

          it is easy for ruSSIAn trolls who may just copy-paste to be proud about their pantisrs in Syria and Turkey that become very fast into scrap

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            I wouldn’t know, as I am from the British Isles you twat.

            I have no doubt at all though, that you are a troll who can’t stand the fact that the world laughs at the shite gear produced by fat Americans.

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            Ukrainian Nazis are cock suckers.

    • Hist 83

      F**k Saudi Arabia, keep buying US stuff.

      • rightiswrong rightiswrong

        They will be, as will NATO for depending on gear built by fat Bud or fat Chad, in Hicksville USA, lol.

  • chet380

    Giving the Israelis a bloody nose with Hezbollah missiles would certainly cause consternation.

    • FlorianGeyer

      And much hilarity and praise from me :)

  • Є ТЬ

    I hope drones reached out their targets and some few coffins with mштсув meat will go back to ruSSia

    • Tony T.

      By looking at your comments I can’t tell what exactly you are but there are 2 possibilities.

      1. Brainwashed Turkey with hilariously funny delusions

      2. Just some demented hohol writing the usual crap

    • rightiswrong rightiswrong

      You hope in vain you loser.

      Any chance you could grow a pair of balls, and fight them yourself?

      None at all, you chicken-shit coward.

    • Tony T.

      All drones and Grad missiles were shot down….as usual

  • cechas vodobenikov

    only amerikans r so stupid they buy American trash—the amerikan/turkey Israelis only challenge weak defenseless peoples—expected from perverted feminized peoples—even the turkeys recognize amerikan trash is worthless–they ignored empty amerikan threats and now purchase Russian s-400’s

  • Tommy Jensen

    Exactly as I have predicted. US superior swarm technique “victory by quantity”, which only an American can afford out of his pocket money, showed off its world leading exceptional leadership in the battlefield again.

    • rightiswrong rightiswrong

      You do satire so well Tommy, good on you. lol

    • cechas vodobenikov

      your CIA wishful thinking amuses—the greatest poverty of all industrialized nations—-a rotting empire suiciding

    • cechas vodobenikov

      your CIA wishful thinking amuses—the greatest poverty of all industrialized nations—-a rotting empire suiciding…even the turkeys employ swarming drones—u idiot

    • cechas vodobenikov

      Your CIA wishful thinking amuses—the greatest poverty of all industrialized nations—-a rotting empire suiciding…even the turkeys employ swarming drones—u idiot…

  • Icarus Tanović

    You don’t mess with Hezbollah, Israel, right? Wrong! And you end up broken face, just like we have seen on so so many occasions back in time, and recently.

  • Icarus Tanović

    I wish Ruaf bomb them really good for this bull.

  • Icarus Tanović

    Let’s Napalm them around Kobani.

  • James

    It’s a difficult situation to be in when all your neighbours want war and a piece of Syria. The enemy must be pissed though considering how far Syria has returned to what it was before.

    • Assad must stay

      makes me so happy that they are pissed hahahahhahaha

  • Daily Beatings

    Russian Tor-M2/Pantsyr-S1: 171 – HTS Drones: 0

  • ATT

    I doubt those drones were really meant to cause damage to the Russian base.

    More likely they were part of an op to gather intel on Russian/Syrian air defenses in the area.

    Every time there’s an attack the defenders have to show some of their cards to thwart it. Launching cheap drones from terrorist proxies in Idlib is an effective cover for this kind of thing.

    It’s also likely why the air defenses never fully activate against airstrikes. It keeps opponents guessing on how much to risk.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    It’s not HTS sending in the drones but it may be some of their ‘estranged’ allies, but definitely not HTS themselves.
    It’s the Turkish backed groups sending in the drones because they’re trying to provoke trouble between Russia and their own Turkish masters, they want Turkey and Russia to come to blows and always have.