July 30, 2018 / 8:20 PM / in 3 months

Russian military shoots down drone in Syria - agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military has downed a drone targeting the Hmeimim air base in Syria, Russian news agencies reported on Monday.

The drone was launched on July 29 from territory controlled by Syrian rebels and was shot down at a safe distance from the base, RIA cited a Russian military official as saying.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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