Islamic State militants shoot down two Russian drones over Palmyra

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One of the drones that have been allegedly shot down by ISIS militants in Syria. Amaq image

ARA News 

HOMS – Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Saturday claimed its fighters have shot down two Russian drones over the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria’s central province of Homs.

The Russian drones were reportedly downed near the Duwwah district in western Palmyra on Saturday. 

ISIS claimed responsibility for shooting down the drones in a statement published by the Islamist Amaq media center.

ARA News could not verify the report from independent sources in Homs. 

This is not the first time that ISIS militants claim responsibility for shooting down drones for forces attacking its positions in Syria. 

On February 1, the group said its fighters shot down a French drone over Manbij city in northern Syria. The ISIS-linked Amaq media center released images for remnants of a French drone, saying it was downed by the jihadis.

ISIS threatened to target more aircrafts for the international powers in case their airstrikes on its headquarters continued in Syria and Iraq.

Reporting by: Sarbas Yunis

Source: ARA News 

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