“the explosion damaged an armored personnel carrier of the Russian military police and the Turkish armored vehicle. Three Russian servicemen were slightly injured. There are wounded among the crew of a Turkish armored car. All the victims were quickly evacuated from the area”, – have informed in the Russian Centre of reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria.
erosion occurred on Tuesday at about 8.50 Moscow time. At this time, the military conducted the 20th joint Russian-Turkish patrol highway M-4 in the southern part of the zone of de-escalation of Idlib. At the time of the motorcade had been the improvised explosive device.
“Russian troops were quickly delivered to the base Hamim, where they received necessary medical assistance. Threats to their life there. Currently, the patrol is discontinued, is the evacuation of damaged equipment”, – told the military.
it is Noted that the command of the Russian forces in Syria “in cooperation with the Turkish military and Syrian security agencies establishes the involvement operating in the area of de-escalation Idlib militants to the attack on the convoy”.
On a joint patrol in Syria of its military was agreed between the presidents of Russia and Turkey on March 5, 2020.
in addition, on Tuesday in Syria, detained the militants, gathering information about military facilities. Syrian troops detained the spies and taken to the city of Tadmor, located near Palmyra. The detainees were three militants extremist organization “Mahavir as-Saura”. “Our group consisted of eight people: seven fighters and a single conductor, which deals with smuggling and transporting personnel and drugs. We went on motorcycles to complete the task and got into a minefield. The result has stepped on a mine, the commander of the group, the guide and another man. We got lost, then captured, and Syrian forces brought us here,” he told local reporters one of the detainees Jassem al-Ali.
He admitted that the task of the armed group was espionage. “We had to get information about Russian, Iranian and Syrian military facilities” – said the gunman.
the extremists during the arrest were seized several Kalashnikov rifles and grenades, a large quantity of ammunition, money in different currencies and drugs.