Defense Ministry: U.S. Orchestrated Drone Attack on Russian Base in Syria

Russia’s deputy defense minister has accused the U.S. of coordinating a drone attack on Moscow’s Khomeini airbase in Syria earlier this year. Last January, Russian forces said they foiled a coordinated attack by 13 combat drones equipped with explosives on the Khmeimim airbase — an important outpost for Russia following the country’s intervention in the Syrian war in 2015 on the side of Bashar Assad. At the time, Russia’s Defense Ministry said that radical Islamists had been behind the attack on the military installation.


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