TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Syrian army said on Saturday its air defenses foiled a drone attack by terrorist groups on a main military base in northwestern Syria, where a Russian-brokered ceasefire has stopped months of fighting.

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The three drones, which were carrying explosives, were shot down on Friday and destroyed without causing any losses, the army said in a statement, Syria state TV reported.

The Idlib region saw a lull after Russia’s defense ministry announced on Aug. 30 that Syrian forces would unilaterally cease fire in a “de-escalation zone” brokered two years ago.

The Russian defense ministry, which urged rebels to join the truce, has long said along with its ally they were targeting al-Qaeda inspired militants and responding to attacks.