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Air defense shot down 18 out of 20 Shahed drones

by Lance Luo November 1, 2023 7:59 AM 1 min read
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Ninety percent of Shahed drones unleashed by Russia during a recent drone attack early on Nov. 1 were shot down by air defenses, Ukrainian Air Force officials said on Telegram.

"In total, 18 out of 20 Shahed-136/131 attack drones were shot down. A Kh-59 guided air missile was also destroyed."

The assault was launched from the Kursk region in Russia while other UAVs were launched from other regions in southern Russia.

In Kremenchuk, a city in Poltava Oblast, an oil refinery was hit by a UAV causing a fire, city officials said.

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