Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visit the Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province, Syria December 11, 2017.
(photo credit: SPUTNIK/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/ VIA REUTERS)
The Syrian army shot down a drone loaded with bombs near Hama's airport, Syrian state TV said late on Wednesday.
According to Reuters,the drone was launched by Nusra Front militants. No further details were immediately available.
The Syrian Arab Army forces stationed in Hama were instrumental in the creation of the Tiger Forces, an elite unit commanded by Brigadier General Suheil al-Hassan.
It was suggested that the same type of drones were used to attack Russian forces.