Russia claims US-led drones toward Russian base in Syria

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Alexander Fomin says the drones were heading toward Hemeimeem air base in Latakia province when a U.S Boeing P-8 Poseidon flying over the Mediterranean "took control" of them. "It goes without saying nobody should have any doubts that our military specialists will carry out proper analysis and make the required conclusions", Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said according to the Russian News Agency. "He took over manual control", - said the Deputy Minister.

Russian Federation said on Thursday it had "very alarming evidence" that the drones that attacked Russia's Aerospace Force in Syria last January came from the United States.

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"When these 13 drones faced our electronic warfare screen, they moved away to some distance, received the corresponding orders and began to be operated out of space and receiving help in finding the so-called holes through which they started penetrating". He also voiced concern that terrorists have been armed with such modern weapons.

The Kremlin said Thursday it was "alarmed" by a report on possible manipulation of a drone attack against the Russian bases in Syria from a US warplane. Six drones were destroyed, while Russian forces got control of seven, landing them at Hmeimim for further examination. Meanwhile, the defense Ministry stressed that the solutions used by militants, could be obtained only from technologically advanced countries and warned of the danger of recurrence of such attacks in any country of the world.