BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels that attacked the Hmeimim Airbase in southwestern Latakia had allegedly used U.S.-made missiles, the Russian publication Avia.Pro posted on Friday, citing officials and social media reports.

“Sources reported that the attack was carried out at night, while one of the missiles even falling in the vicinity of the Russian military facility, but at the moment neither the information nor the fact of the attack on the Russian military airbase “Khmeymim” was commented by the Russian side,” Avia.Pro reported. 

“On the other hand, taking into account the fact that if American-made surface-to-surface missiles were actually used to attack the Russian Hmeimim airbase, this raises serious concerns, especially considering that Russia previously accused the United States of being involved in attacks on the Russian military airbase,” they added.

Last week, the jihadist rebels used attack drones to attempt to bomb the Hmeimim Airbase near the coastal city of Jableh; this assault was reportedly repelled by the Russian Armed Forces.

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