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May 20, 2019 9:54 am

Russia Says It Repelled Attack on Its Main Syrian Air Base

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

Russian military vehicles are seen in Syria, April 23, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ali Hashisho.

Russia’s Ministry of Defense said on Monday that it had repelled a drone and missile attack on its main air base in Syria over the weekend and accused former Nusra Front militants of being behind the assault, the RIA news agency reported.

RIA cited the ministry as saying it had shot down six missiles fired at the Hmeymim air base in Syria’s Latakia Province.

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