- Russia “Ready To Shoot Down” U.S. Spy Plane Behind Attacks On Airbase, Says Defense Official
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
A Russian defense official has doubled down on prior claims that the United States was behind a prior massive drone attack against Khmeimim Air Base near Latakia (alternately Hmeimim), which has further come under sporadic waves of attack by small armed drones which have appeared increasingly sophisticated.
Vladimir Shamanov, head of the lower parliamentary house’s defense committee and a former airborne troops commander, warned, according to a translation of his Tuesday statement by Russian Market:
In case of another U.S. drone attack on Russian Military Base in Syria, Russia is ready to shoot-down that plane.
The threat was made against an American spy plane possibly being in the area near Syria to coordinate any future attack. Last week the Kremlin said, based on new intelligence provided by the Russian defense ministry, that a major attack on Khmeimim last January was coordinated by a US P-8 Poseidon surveillance plane.