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Militants Fire 4 Rockets at Hmeimim Airbase, No Damage Sustained - Russian Military

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Hmeimim airbase in Syria - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Syrian militants on Thursday fired four rockets from a multiple-launch rocket system in the direction of Russia's Hmeimim airbase, no damages or casualties were sustained as the rockets hit a nearby village, the Russian Defence Ministry said.

"On August 8, at about 04.00 pm Moscow time [13:00 GMT], air defenses at Russia's Hmeimim airbase detected a launch of four multiple salvo rockets approaching the base from the Kbana area in Latakia," the ministry said in a statement.

According to the statement, the airbase is operating normally as no damage or injuries were caused by the rockets, which hit a settlement located about 2 kilometers (some1.2 miles) to the north-east of the facility.

Meanwhile, Syrian security reports indicate that at least two local residents were killed and four more injured in the settlement hit by the militant rocket attack. 

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