On Monday, February 12, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported that UAV operators are being trained at the Syrian Shayrat airfield for the war against Ukraine.
According to the Main Intelligence Directorate, Russian operators of Iranian-made drones are trained by instructors from the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
It is reported that the Russian military in Shayrat is being trained to control the Shahed-136, Ababil-3 and Raad UAVs.
The name of the Hezbollah commander responsible for training the Russian military is Kamal Abu Sadiq.
It is noted that Syrian mercenaries are being trained together with the Russian military and are planning to be sent to the war against Ukraine as UAV operators.