A view of a drone allegedly used during recent attacks on Russia's bases in Syria, at a briefing in the Russian Defence Ministry headquarters in Moscow on January 11, 2018. (AFP Photo)
DAMASCUS, March 11 (Xinhua) -- The Russian forces in Syria's Russian-run Hmeimim base in the northwestern province of Latakia on Sunday foiled a drone attack on the base, a monitor group reported.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the Russian forces in Hmeimim have foiled the attack, which wasn't the first one against that base, the largest Russian-run facility in Syria.
In January, the base was targeted by drones belonging to a rebel group in the northeastern countryside of Latakia.
Russian positions in Syria have repeatedly been targeted by rebels who oppose Russia's role in supporting the Syrian government.
The Russian embassy in the capital Damascus has also been the target of several rebel mortar attacks.