Al-Nusra done preparing for massive attack on Hmeimim base: Maj. Gen.
Deputy head of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria says that militants from Al-Nusra and the Islamic Party of Turkestan terrorist groups have finished preparations for a large drone attack on Russian Hmeimim airbase in Syria.
The Deputy head of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria, Major General Oleg Egorov, stated on Friday that terrorists from Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic Party of Turkestan are planning to carry out attacks against the Russian Hmeimim Airbase in Syria using offensive and kamikaze drones.
"The militants of the terrorist groups Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic Party of Turkestan are preparing an attack on the Hmeimim Russian Airbase in Syria using unmanned aerial vehicles in strike equipment and kamikaze drones," said the Major General.
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Egorov added that the militants belonging to both terrorist groups have already prepared a large number of drones in workshops in the Khirbet Al-Joz region that are now ready to carry out the attack, noting that that the unmanned aerial vehicles are intended to be operated within a 70 km radius.
According to speculations regarding the plot of the militants, they intend to shower the base with drones in order to bypass Russian air defenses guarding the military facility that will be unable to engage with a large number of targets simultaneously.
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It's noteworthy that the Russian Hmeimim base has previously been subjected to drone attack attempts by armed groups, most of which are located in the neighboring province of Idlib.
Earlier in September, the Russian Reconciliation Centre for Syria stated that more than 45 militants of Al-Nusra Front terrorist group were killed in a Russian airstrike in Syria's Idlib province.
The Idlib de-escalation zone, which includes the Idlib governorate and parts of Aleppo, Hama, and Lattakia governorates, is the last stronghold of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham militants, whose backbone is Al-Nusra Front, as well as Turkey-backed militants.
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