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Russian air force kills up to 200 militants in Syria -Ifx - The Jerusalem post

The Russian air force has hit militants' base northeast of Palmyra in Syria, killing up to 200 militants, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing the Defence Ministry.

It said the Russian planes also destroyed ammunition, cars and components for manufacturing explosive devises.


  •  Russian jets have struck a terrorist training camp northeast of Palmyra, destroying 24 vehicles and half a ton of explosive materials while killing up to 200 militants, the Russian military has announced.

After confirming intelligence about a camouflaged terrorist camp in the Syrian desert, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out the airstrike, and destroyed two terrorist structures, “up to to 200 militants, 24 pickups with heavy machine guns, as well as about 500 kg of ammunition and components for creating improvised explosive devices,” Rear Admiral Aleksandr Karpov, deputy head of the the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria [RRCS], told reporters on Monday....rt


  1. The base was used as a staging area for militants to make improvised explosive devices (IED) and send “battle groups” to carry out terrorist attacks across Syria, according to Karpov.

    “Terrorists train in militant camps on the territory not controlled by Syrian authorities, including the zone of At-Tanf, which is controlled by US armed forces,” he added.

    The US established a garrison at Tanf – along the road from Damascus to Baghdad – in 2016, against international law and over the objections of the Syrian government. Moscow and Damascus have repeatedly pointed out that the area serves as a de facto safe haven for militants carrying out terrorist attacks in Syria.

  2. The admiral did not identify whether the militants belonged to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) or some other terrorist group – such as the Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham [HTS], which most notably operates in Idlib province under Turkish protection.

  3. According to Karpov, militants are plotting terror attack on government institutions in big cities ahead of presidential polls in Syria. "Illegal armed groups plot terror attacks and attacks on government establishments in big cities seeking to destabilize the situation in the country ahead of presidential elections in Syria," he said.

    "Terrorists are being trained at training camps located on territories that are not controlled by the Syrian authorities, including in the US-controlled al-Tanf zone," he added.

    He also said that no shelling attacks by Turkey-controlled illegal armed groups were reported during the past day. However, thirty-three shelling attacks from the positions of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) were registered in the Idlib de-escalation zone.


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