Contents tagged with Khmeimim

  • Signs of editing found in Russian Defense Ministry's video of Khmeimim attackers being taken out

    The Telegram channel Directorate 4 claims that the Russian Defense Ministry’s video showing the destruction of the militants attacking the Russian Khmeimim airbase was edited for unknown reasons.On January 12, the military department released a video showing a group being taken out as it left one vehicle to move to another.

    The Telegram channel suggests that two separate videos have been joined at the sixth second of the video. The people approaching the vehicle “suddenly disappear”, and the …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense announces deaths of militants who shelled Russian base in Syria

    The Russian military has killed a group of militants who fired on the Khmeimim airbase in Syria on December 31, reported TASS.

    The Ministry of Defense specified that the militant group was based near the western border of the Idlib province.

    The report notes that Russian intelligence revealed the location of the final assembly and storage of unmanned vehicles in Idlib, and established a "continuous observation" of this place. Later on, the militants arrived at the location and began to …

  • Kyiv denies Kremlin’s accusations of involvement in attacks on Russia’s military bases in Syria

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense denied accusations of involvement in the attack on Russian military bases in Syria, calling them an “information attack,” Ukrinform reports.

    “This is another information attack [by Russia]. We reject these accusations, and of course, this information attack is done, first of all, to cover up what the Russian Federation is now doing in the Crimea as well as in Donetsk and Luhansk, where arms from Russia are supplied,” said the press secretary of the Minister of …

  • Russia claims that American reconnaissance aircraft flew over Khmeimim airbase in Syria during drone attack

    The Russian Defense Ministry stated an American reconnaissance aircraft in the area of Khmeimim at the time of the attack on the Russian bases in Syria, reports RIA Novosti.

    It was reported that a Poseidon aircraft was patrolling over the Mediterranean Sea between Tartus and Khmeimim at an altitude of seven thousand meters for over four hours. The Russian Defense Ministry called this “a strange coincidence.”

    Concerning the easy access to the purchase of UAVs, the Ministry stated that “it is …

  • Kremlin accuses US of involvement in drone attack on Russian military base in Syria

    The attack of drones on Russian military facilities in Syria, is believed to be the work of US special services, as stated by the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Franz Klintsevich to RIA Novosti.

    On Monday, January 8th, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that the militants operating in Syria had access to advanced technologies that allow drones to drop professionally assembled explosives precisely on assigned coordinates at a distance of up …

  • Pentagon: Drones that attacked Khmeimim airbase made from materials available on open market

    The technology and devices that were used by militants to attack the Russian Khmeimim Airbase in Syria are “easily accessible on the open market,” Adrian Rankin-Galloway, a representative of the Pentagon, told RIA Novosti.

    “We’ve seen the Islamic State use this kind of technology,” he said, adding that “these devices and this technology can be easily purchased on the open market…and this is cause for concern,” Rankin-Galloway said.

    The fact that Russian soldiers, on the night of January 5th, …

  • Russia confirms drone attacks on military bases in Syria

    Russian military forces prevented drone attacks carried out by militants on two Russian bases in Syria – Khmeimim and Tartus, stated the Russian Ministry of Defense, reports Interfax.

    According to the Russian ministry, militants attempted to send ten unmanned vehicles to the airbase in Khmeimim and three more to the naval facility in Tartus. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, all of the drones were neutralized.

    “Seven unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed by the standard Pantsir- …

  • Russian airbase in Syria comes under drone attack

    Russian airbase in Khmeimim came under attack by makeshift drones, reports Directorate 4 Telegram channel.

    Several drones were reportedly shot down by the Russian military. The damage caused by the attack is not known. However, multiple makeshift drones carrying explosives can break into the perimeter of the base and drop their loads on the equipment stored outdoors.

    Ahrar Al-Alawi(Alawite rebels) group took responsibility for the recent attacks on the Russian airbase. The group  vowed to …

  • Russian media: mortars used in bombardment of Russian airbase in Syria were brought from Turkey

    The Russian military base in Syrian Khmeimim was shelled using an 82-millimeter automatic mortar Vasilek (Cornflower), writes Russian newspaper Vestnik Mordovii (Herald of Mordovia) quoting military experts.

    The mortar has a small weight (just over 630 kilograms) that allows to place it, for example, in a minivan, and high rate of fire (up to 120 shots per minute). Vasilek can fire in single and automatic mode using four-round clips. It can use high-explosive, armor-piercing and smoke shells, …

  • Kremlin accuses the US of involvement in the attack on Khmeimim military base in Syria

    The attack on the Khmeimim air base in Syria was a result of the failure of the Syrian military and the increased activity of the American special services that are “working with the militants”, as stated by the first deputy chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of the Federation Council, Franz Klintsevich, during a broadcast of NSN news.

    "This only happened because our troops were withdrawn, and there were just enough of them left to keep the military base functioning. What was …