Russia claims US-led drones toward Russian base in Syria

Moscow alarmed that US spy plane coordinated drone attack on Russia's Syria base

A US P-8 Poseidon plane

"During all this time the American Poseidon-8 reconnaissance plane patrolled the Mediterranean Sea area for eight hours", he said.

"When the drones encountered the action of the Russian jamming system, they moved to manual control mode, which was done from the Poseidon-8", he said. Manual guidance was carried out not by some villagers, but by the Poseidon-8, which has modern equipment. "It undertook manual control", TASS cited Fomin as saying.

Fomin added that the drones were destroyed before they could reach their target.

The official also said that the USA had supplied Syrian militants with equipment that allowed them to access radio frequencies operated by Russian aviation.

The Russian military has maintained a hotline with the prevent clashes and other incidents between Russian and US forces in Syria.

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"With this fact, the US has once again demonstrated its support for ISIS". The coalition's operations in Syria are not authorized by the government of President Bashar Assad or the UN Security Council.

This was the first time Russian Federation has openly accused the USA of involvement in in the incident since the January attack.

On Jan. 6, thirteen drones attacked Russian-controlled Hmeimim airbase and Tartus naval base in Syria. The attack was successfully repulsed seven machines were shot down, of the six managed to control by means of electronic warfare.

In January, the Russian Defense Ministry said militants had used 13 armed drones to attack the two facilities.

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