Russia Says It Used Laser-Guided Artillery To Blow-Up The Syrians Responsibe For Drone Attacks Against Russian Bases

The Warzone/The Drive: Russia Says it Blew Up Terrorists Behind Syria Drone Attacks With Laser-Guided Artillery

The strikes come after Putin said he knew who was responsible, though the Kremlin has so far declined to name names.

The Russian military says it used 152mm Krasnopol laser-guided artillery shells to kill the individuals responsible for mass drone attacks on its Khmeimim air base and Tartus naval base in Syria and to destroy the workshop where militants assembled and stored the unmanned aircraft. The reports came after Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Kremlin knew who the attackers were, but so far the Kremlin has declined to name them or their affiliation.

On Jan. 12, 2018, the Russian Ministry of Defense, by way of state media outlets, announced that special operations forces, working together with military intelligence elements, had established the whereabouts of the militants involved in the mass drone attacks in Syria, which occurred on Jan. 5, 2018. The special operators and Russia’s own drones overhead then monitored the site before calling in the precision artillery strike using 152mm Krasnopol guided artillery shells.

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WNU Editor: I expected a bigger blast radius.

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