Russian Forces Eliminated Group Of Militants Responsible For Mortar Attack On Hmeimim Airbase

the Ministry of Defense of Russia announced in an official statement that Russian forces had located and eliminated the group which conducted the mortar attack on Hmeimim airbase on December 31, 2017. Russian forces used the 2K25 Krasnopol 152 mm laser-guided artillery round to eliminate the group of terrorists, according to the ministry.The 2K25 Krasnopol guided artillery rounds which were used to eliminate the terrorists were likely fired by a 2S19 “Msta-S” 152.4 mm self-propelled howitzer, that was already spotted in Syria on May 26, 2017. The Krasnopol has a range of up to 40km, a 20kg high-explosives warhead and a pinpoint accuracy thanks to its semi-active laser (SAL) guidance system.

 

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