Russian airstrike kills 13 Jabhat al-Nusra militants in Idleb

Moscow, SANA- Russian Ministry of Defense announced that its Aerospace Forces on Monday targeted terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra positions in Idleb de-escalation zone, killing and wounding a number of the organization’s terrorists and the destruction of their sites.

“Russian Aerospace Forces targeted the terrorists’ underground positions near the villages of Rowiha and Masibin and destroyed their sites in Idleb de-escalation zone, preventing terrorist attacks on facilities belonging to the Russian Armed Forces and Syrian government troops, Deputy Head of Russia’s Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides in Syria Major General Oleg Yegorov said at a briefing on Monday.

“Thirteen militants were killed, including field commanders Abu Yusef Al-Shami and Khaled al-Yusef (Abu Omar), while another 22 members of the terrorist group were seriously wounded,” Yegorov noted, adding that their sites and headquarters were also destroyed.

The Russian general specified that the Russian strike had also destroyed a terrorist weapons depot containing four improvised rocket launchers, anti-aircraft gun and small arms.

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