Moscow Admits Drones Attacked Hmeimim, Tartus Bases

Russia Defense Ministry

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The Islamic State has often used armed drones against US-allied forces in eastern Syria and Iraq without "significant impact" he said, adding that small drones are readily available commercially.

A statement by the Working Group for Syria, the umbrella group of 120 Syrian organizations, criticized Russia's military actions in Syria and urged the U.N.to boycott the meeting in Sochi.

The Khmeimim base, the heart of Russia's military operations in Syria, is deep in Syrian-government-held territory and until now had seemed immune to attack, said Maxim Suchkov of the Russian International Affairs Council, who also writes for the publication Al-Monitor.

The Russian Ministry of Defence said on Monday its military was able to capture three of the "small-sized air targets of unknown identity". The village is controlled by the "moderate opposition", said a report in Russia's official Defense Ministry newspaper.

Russian Federation has given President Bashar al-Assad's government crucial support throughout Syria's civil war and has always been at odds with USA support of certain rebel groups in the Syrian civil war. At least some fighter jets in Russia's fleet also appear to have been damaged in the attack.

Russia's defence ministry said it was an "odd coincidence" that a U.S. navy Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft had been in the area when ten rebel drones armed with explosives swarmed over its Hmeimim airbase on Friday and Saturday.

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A drone used in an attempted strike on Russian military bases in Syria. "The village has always come under shelling, and the regime and Russian Federation don't need an excuse to bomb us. We have exerted so many efforts and we can not waste them".

Under last year's deal with Iran and Russia, Turkey says it has deployed troops to observation points in northern Idlib, about 60 km (40 miles) north of the latest Syrian army offensive.

Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused Syrian government forces of attacking moderate opposition fighters under the guise of fighting extremists and said the move threatened peace talks scheduled in Russian Federation later this month.

Ankara also summoned the ambassadors of Russian Federation and Iran to complain about Syrian regime forces' violation of the borders of the Idlib de-escalation zone, Turkish foreign ministry sources said on Tuesday.

Cavusoglu emphasised that in efforts to bring peace to Syria, Russia and Iran were the "guarantors" of the government side and Turkey of the opposition.

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