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Russian Defense Ministry spotted 'Predator' drone in area where UN convoy was attacked

September 21, 2016, 18:56 UTC+3

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the drone had taken off from Turkey’s Incirlik air base

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MOSCOW, September 21. /TASS/. An attack drone Predator, capable of hitting targets on the ground, was registered in the area where the UN humanitarian convoy came under attack near Aleppo in the evening of September 19, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, has said.

"The Russian Defense Ministry has at its disposal objective air situation monitoring data gathered in the evening of September 19, when the humanitarian convoy was attacked," he said.

"In the evening of September 19 an attack drone of the international coalition was registered in that area at an altitude of 3,600 meters. It was flying at a speed of about 200 kilometers per hour. The drone had taken off from Turkey’s Incirlik air base. Our air situation monitoring means identified the drone as Predator," Konashenkov said.

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