Russia’s military has thwarted the third attack on its airbase in Syria in the past week, Russian news agencies have reported.

The attacks took place as Russia’s ally Syria said last week it was resuming military operations in a Russian-led campaign in Idlib, blaming Turkey for not abiding by its commitments under a truce deal. Two earlier drone strikes by militants on Russia’s Khmeimim airbase in northwest Syria were reported last week, resulting in two civilians killed on Thursday and four injured on Monday.

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