Russia’s Indirect Accusation US Led Drone Strike on Syrian Base

Russia claims, indirectly, the that US may have been involved in a drone attack launched against one of Assad’s military bases.

Russia implies US involvement in drone strikes on Syria military bases

Russia has said that a recent series of drone attacks on its military bases in Syriawould have required assistance from a country possessing satellite navigation technology – a statement that appeared to be aimed at the United States.

Russia’s defense ministry said its forces repelled a series of drone attacks on Saturday on the Hemeimeem air base and a naval facility in Tartus, adding that out of the 13 drones involved, seven were shot down and six were forced to land without inflicting any damage.

Without blaming any specific country, the ministry said data for the attacks could only have been obtained “from one of the countries that possesses knowhow in satellite navigation”.

In Tuesday’s statement, it noted a “strange coincidence” of a US military intelligence plane flying over the Mediterranean near the two Russian bases at the moment of the attack.

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But the US Ssays, nope, it wasn’t us.
The Latest: US denies aiding drone attack on Russian bases

The Pentagon has denied any involvement in a recent series of drone attacks on Russian bases in Syria after Russia’s Defense Ministry hinted that the U.S. military may have aided the attackers.Marine Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman, said Tuesday that “any suggestion that U.S. or coalition forces played a role in an attack on a Russian base is without any basis in fact and is utterly irresponsible.”

Russia’s Defense Ministry earlier said the attacks would have required assistance from a country possessing satellite navigation technology. It noted a “strange coincidence” of a U.S. military intelligence plane flying over the Mediterranean near the two bases at the moment of the attack.

The ministry said its forces repelled a series of drone attacks Saturday on the Hemeimeem air base and a naval facility in Tartus. It said that out of the 13 drones involved, seven were shot down and six were forced to land without inflicting any damage.

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