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Syria Foils Triple Air Attack on Major Military Base

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7Dnews London

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 13:03 GMT

The Syrian army has foiled a triple attack by drones, Reuters reported, citing an official statement from the Syrian News Agency (SANA) on Saturday September 7th.

The Syrian army said its air defences had foiled a drone attack by terrorist groups on a main military base in northwestern Syria, where a Russian-brokered ceasefire has stopped months of fighting.  

The three drones, which were carrying explosives, were shot down on Friday September 6th and were destroyed without causing any losses, the army said in a statement reported on Syrian state media.  

The Idlib region saw a lull in the air raids that have been pounding rebel-held territory, after Russia's defence ministry announced on August 30th that Syrian forces would unilaterally cease fire in an "de-escalation zone," which was brokered two year ago. 

The Russian defence ministry also urged insurgent factions to join the truce. 

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