Syria: Russian air defense force repels Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist attack on Hmeymim airbase
Terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra (outlawed in Russia) tried to attack Russia’s Hmeymim Airbase in Syria with a multiple launch rocket system. The air defense alert force repelled the attack and destroyed the target, the Russian Defense Ministry told journalists on Monday.
“On the evening of May 19 terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra tried to attack the Russian airbase Hmeymim with a multiple launch rocket system. At about 20:00 on Sunday the terrorists launched six projectiles from the Idlib de-escalation zone on the Russian airbase. The air defense alert force destroyed all the projectiles,” the Defense Ministry said.
The ministry said that no destruction or victims were reported at the Hmeymim Airbase and that it continues to operate in a regular mode.