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Turkey summons Russian, Iranian ambassadors over Syria cease-fire violations

Images purport to show damage to a Russian jet in Syria.   Joseph Dempsey via Twitter Images purport to show damage to a Russian jet in Syria. Joseph Dempsey via Twitter
Ellis Copeland | 12 January, 2018, 19:08

Russian Federation says 13 armed drones have recently been used to attack its air base and its naval facility in western Syria.

The Russian and the US militaries have maintained regular contacts to avoid conflict between their forces in Syria.

The attacks have also spurred a flurry of questions over who may be responsible for what amounts to the biggest military challenge yet to Russia's role in Syria, just when Moscow is seeking to wind its presence down.

Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said the allegation was "absolutely false".

It is noted that in connection with this incident, the Russian Defense Ministry had sent letters to the Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, Gen. Hulusi Akar, and Head of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization, Hakan Fidan.

He said advances by the Syrian army and allied forces into Idlib could not have taken place without the support of Moscow and Tehran, which have both backed Assad in the war.

In September, the three countries agreed to jointly monitor a fourth safe zone around Idlib province as part of the tripartite plan to ease the Syrian conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.

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The strikes sparked "successive explosions and fires, causing material damage" in the depots, where land-to-land missiles have been stored among other weapons, the Observatory said. Multiple media reports indicated that the air base in Latikia had been targeted at least twice since last month. All of the UAVs were either shot down or put under control by Russian military specialists.

The losses brought the Russian official military death toll in Syria to 43.

There have been reports in Arab media that the mortar attack might have come from within government controlled areas, hinting at local Alawite fighters or Iranian-backed gunmen seeking to send a message to Russian Federation. But the Russians have hinted that the technology used was too advanced for local militants, seen as a suggestion it could have been supplied by USA forces in the vicinity - something the Pentagon says is "absolutely false".

The Islamic State has used commercially available quad-type drones to drop small quantities of explosives on enemy troops in Syria and Iraq, but those devices have a range of no more than one to two kilometers, according to the IHS Markit consultancy group. "The Motherland is proud of you".

09 de enero de 2018, 12:35Moscow, Jan 9 (Prernsa Latina) The Russian military in Syria has disrupted a massive attack with the use of battle drones on its facilities in the country on January 6, intercepting six and shooting down seven more UAVs launched by militants.

Associated Press writer Zeina Karam in Beirut contributed.

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