Khmeimim Air Base, the main operating base for Russia’s air operations over Syria, is under siege. Night after night, small unmanned aircraft launched by insurgents attempt to break through defenses and bomb the ranks of parked military aircraft. This is a resumption of the type of assault first reported on the night of Jan. 5, when the Russian defense ministry described a “massive application of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV),” numbering about 13. Each had a 3-m (10-ft.) ...

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