In the most powerful attack against terrorists in Syria in recent months, the Russian military destroyed facilities in Idlib province, where fighters from foreign private military companies (PMCs) were training fighters. This was reported by Telegram, a Telegram channel close to the Russian Defense Ministry, citing a military source.
As noted, the attack involved Su-34 and Su-24M bombers of the Russian Air Force and Iskander-M operational-tactical complex. The target of the attacks was a training camp for the terrorist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (banned in Russia), which was located on an area of more than 90 hectares near the town of Maaret Missrin to the north of Idlib.
According to the data of the channel, where an exclusive photo and video materials about the activities of the Ministry of Defense were repeatedly published earlier, more than 300 jihadis were trained at the camp under the guidance of instructors from foreign PMCs. The number of terrorists who were killed in the Russian attack is currently being updated.
The attack on the militant positions in Syria by the Russian troops became known on September 15. It was reported that the attack had become the largest since March of this year.
Iskander” complex was previously used for strikes against positions of militants and terrorists in Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu stated. Data on the combat use of the complex “Iskander-M” has not previously been received.
The civil war in Syria began in March 2011. The main parties to the conflict are the government forces on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, the so-called moderate opposition, and Islamist groups. The U.S. and European countries support the opposition, and Russia helps the Assad government.