Russian military bases in Syria come under western designed drone attacks
MOSCOW - A Russian deputy foreign minister says expert estimates demonstrate that terrorists in Syria are employing Western-designed drones to launch attacks against Russian facilities in the Arab country.
“We are constantly registering the mass usage of this method to stage attacks on Russian bases in Syria. Meanwhile, the drones that are being used are not amateurish. Experts note ... that Western specialists' developments are being used,” Sputnik quoted Oleg Syromolotov as saying on Thursday.
The drones, equipped with Western technology, are not manufactured manually, he added.
The Russian diplomat made the comments during a speech he delivered at the second Countering Illicit Arms Trafficking in the Context of Fighting International Terrorism held in capital Moscow.
Syromolotov’s remarks were made two days after Russian troops foiled a drone attack by foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants against the strategic Hmeimim air base in Syria's western coastal province of Latakia.
Syria’s state-run al-Ikhbariyah Syria television news network reported on Tuesday that two terrorist drones had been spotted in the vicinity of the base and destroyed at a safe distance before they could inflict any damage or casualties.