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Russia's Air Base In Syria Seems To Be Under Regular Attack Now

Russia's Air Base In Syria Seems To Be Under Regular Attack Now

Following a deadly attack on Russia's Khmeimim Air Base in Syria on December 31st, which killed at least two servicemen and damaged or destroyed aircraft based there, it now seems as if the base is coming under attack on a fairly regular basis according to reports.

We reported on an official list posted last Summer that shows engagements by Russian air defense systems in Syria up until that time in 2017.

As small drone capabilities become increasingly complex and accessible, the threat they will pose to forward-deployed forces will skyrocket.

PAUL GYPTEAU/AFP/Getty Images S400 SAM launchers and air defense assets seen at Russia's air base south of Latakia.

The big question is what type of impact increased attacks on Russia's primary Syrian base could have.

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