Russian Special Forces Kill 11 Militants in Syria. Russian special forces killed opposition fighters in the southern part of the demilitarized zone in Idlib on the night of January 11. This was reported by the Turkish news agency Anadolu.
Russian Special Forces Kill 11 Militants in Syria
MilitaryEzyInfo.com – It has been suggested that the Russian forces’ aim was to weaken the defense lines of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s opponents.” Russian troops attempted to infiltrate the Ghab Valley area of Hama province, but the fighting resulted in casualties among opposition forces.” The report said.
According to Turkish media, the operation against the militants was carried out by the Syrian government forces with the support of Russian troops. The footage of the liquidation of the 11 militants was released by the terrorist group Jaish al-Nasr.
In 2018, Jaish al-Nasr claimed responsibility for an attack on a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft. The aircraft was shot down in Idlib province on February 3 of the same year using a human air defense system. Its pilot, Roman Filipov, ejected, landed, and then tried to fight. He fought back for a while with conventional weapons and eventually blew himself up with a grenade to avoid capture. Posthumously, he was awarded the title of Hero of Russia.
The civil war began in Syria in March 2011. The main participants in the conflict are government forces operating on the side of President Bashar al-Assad and so-called moderate opposition parties and Islamist groups. The opposition is supported by Turkey, and Russia is backing the Assad regime.