Russia Confirms Mass Drone Attack in Syria

Posted by Montu 11:10 AM (CST)

Friday January 12, 2018

A first of its kind mass drone attack was confirmed by Russia and they say there may be a Ukrainian connection to this attack. The attackers hand-built 13 drones using plastic sheeting/wrap, wood, model airplane engines and other miscellaneous materials. Each of the drones carried 10 bomblets. However, the attacks were unsuccessful because the Russians either shot them down or used ECM to bring them down. US Forces say they've seen ISIS use drones in the past, but this is the first time so many were used in a single attack. Since drones are so available on the open market is it only a matter of time till we see terrorist use this in Europe and the US?

He said that unspecified terrorists utilized a total of 13 improvised drones, each carrying 10 bomblets, sending 10 to Russia's Khmeimim air base in Latakia governorate and the other three to its naval base in Tartus on the Mediterranean Sea. The munitions each had an explosive charge weighing nearly one pound, as well as strings of metal ball bearings or BBs glued together as pre-formed shrapnel, which would have made them most effective against individuals out in the open.