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​The Defense Intelligence of Ukraine Reveals that russia Trains on New Iranian Drones in Syria

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The Ababil-3 UAV / Photo credit: Iran Press
The Ababil-3 UAV / Photo credit: Iran Press

Hezbollah and Iranian Guards assist with the Shahed and Ababil drone training at the Shayrat air base

The Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has provided information indicating that in Syria, russian personnel are undergoing training on Iranian-manufactured drones. This training is being facilitated by the Hezbollah Police and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard at the Shayrat military air base.

The Shayrat military air base Defense Express The Defense Intelligence of Ukraine Reveals that russia Trains on New Iranian Drones in Syria
The Shayrat military air base / Photo credit: The Defense Intelligence of Ukraine

This joint training program, involving Lebanese, Iranian and russian participants, focuses on the mastery of Shahed-136 and Ababil-3 drones, as well as the Raad remotely piloted aircraft. The military instruction is overseen by Kamal Abu Sadiq, a Hezbollah commander renowned for his expertise in drone production and maintenance.

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Additionally, Syrian mercenaries are reportedly undergoing simultaneous training alongside the russian personnel. These mercenaries are purportedly intended for deployment by Moscow as drone operators in potential war scenarios, including the ongoing war involving Ukraine.

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