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In Syria shot down a Russian drone $ 900 mln – media

The defense Ministry has not commented on the information about the loss of the drone

Photo: mil.ru

In Syria, in the North-East of the province of Hama Islamist group of opponents of President Bashar al-Assad “of Nur ad-DIN Al-Zengi” shot down Russian unmanned aerial vehicle. On 12 January, the Russian research group Conflict Intelligence Team reported in Facebook with reference to the opposition Syrian edition of Medad Press.

On the published photograph shows a fragment of the wing of a drone, similar to the part of the Russian “Outpost”. The preliminary cost of this project is 900 million rubles (about $16 million).

It is noted that the drones of this model by the Ukrainian military shot down in the Donbass.

Islamists shoot down Russian UAV (probably a Forpost) in SyriaAn Islamist anti-Assad group "Nour-al-din al-Zenki" shot…

Posted by Conflict Intelligence Team on Friday, January 12, 2018

The Russian defense Ministry did not comment the information.

31 December 2017 in Syria saboteurs attacked with drones and mortars Russian airbase Hamim. The defense Ministry confirmed the deaths of two soldiers. The newspaper “Kommersant” reported that was destroyed four front-line bomber su-24, two multi-purpose fighter su-35S and military transport aircraft An-72, detonated the ammunition depot.

On January 12, the defense Ministry said that Russian troops destroyed a subversive group of militants fired on the base.

The military conflict in Syria lasts since 2011. The fighting involved government forces, the opposition, radical Islamists, the Kurds and the militants of the “Islamic state”.

In September 2015 to conflict joined Russia. In March 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of the main Russian forces from the country, but the aviation group of the Russian Federation continued to strike blows to positions of forces opposing Assad.

11 Dec 2017 Putin again ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria in the places of permanent deployment on the territory of the Russian Federation. He said that the Russian troops and the Syrian army “defeated the most efficient group of international terrorists”.

According to the Ministry of defense, in Syria, there were three battalions of military police centre of reconciliation of the parties, the point of logistics Russian Navy in Tartus and aviation group on the basis Hamim.

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