UAV operators being trained at Syrian Shayrat airbase for war against Ukraine – intelligence
Operators are being trained in Syria to control Iranian-made UAVs that will be involved in the war against Ukraine, the Main Intelligence Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said on Monday morning.
"Trainings for Muscovites are being conducted by the Lebanese Hezbollah Police and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard on the territory of the Syrian military airbase of Shayrat. The Lebanese-Iranian-Russian training course provides for the development of the Shahed-136 and Ababil-3 UAVs, as well as the Raad remote-controlled aircraft," the agency said in the Telegram channel.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, the military exercises are headed by one of the Hezbollah commanders, Kamal Abu Sadiq, who specializes in the manufacture and maintenance of drones.
"Syrian mercenaries are undergoing training together with the Russians, whom Moscow plans to use in the war against Ukraine as UAV operators," the intelligence said.