Russian Defense Ministry: Targets of al-Nusra terrorists destroyed in Idleb countryside

Moscow, SANA-Russian Defense Ministry announced the destruction of sites, armored vehicles and ammunition depots for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in the countryside of Idleb.

In a statement on Friday, the ministry said that the Russian Black Sea fleet’s submarine, ‘Veliky Novgorod’ launched Kalibr cruise missiles against terrorist targets in Syria, destroying  missile strike destroyed strongholds, manpower, and armored vehicles, as well as the ammunition depots of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in Idleb province.

“The missiles flew about 300 kilometers. According to the objective monitoring data, all the targets have been hit,” the ministry added.

The statement affirmed that the terrorists who were targeted by the Russian airstrikes had participated in al-Nusra’s attack last Tuesday, which resulted in encircling a Russian military police unit deployed in the de-escalation zone.

A special group of the Syrian and Russian Special Forces, supported by Su-25 fighter jets, successfully broke the encirclement, without human losses, while about 850 terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra were killed in addition to the destruction of dozens of armored vehicles, including 11 tanks.

In a relevant context, the Russian Defense Ministry said that it monitored 7 breaches of the cessation of hostilities agreement by terrorist organizations in the de-escalation zones during the past 24 hours in the countryside of Lattakia, Damascus and Daraa.


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