Russian forces in Syria are under attack from unidentified enemies, and they used a swarm of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones to bomb an airbase. It's the first time such drones were used for a military strike — and it won't be the last.
Not Your Usual Drone Airstrike
The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on January 8 that a swarm of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, have attacked their airbase in Syria on the night of January 5th. The drone strike is the latest of a recent flurry of mysterious attacks against Russian forces in Syria, and military officials are still clueless as to who’s behind them.
The Defense Ministry said that 13 small drones, what they described as a “massive application of unmanned aerial vehicles,” targeted two separate locations. Seven of these were neutralized by Russian anti-aircraft defenses, while the rest caused no significant damage after exploding upon touching the ground.