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Russian airstrikes destroy terrorist base in Syria
Published: Apr 20, 2021 07:53 AM
Screenshot of footage released by the Russian Defense Ministry on Nov. 26, 2017 shows a Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bomber striking Islamic State targets in Syria.(Photo: Xinhua)

Screenshot of footage released by the Russian Defense Ministry on Nov. 26, 2017 shows a Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bomber striking Islamic State targets in Syria.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
The Russian Aerospace Forces launched airstrikes against a terrorist training base near Syria's Palmyra, killing up to 200 militants, the Russian military said Monday.

In the camouflaged base northeast of Palmyra, illegal armed groups were planning attacks on government agencies in major cities to destabilize the situation in Syria ahead of the presidential elections, said Alexander Karpov, deputy head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria.

After confirming the location of the terrorist objects through various channels, Russian aircraft destroyed two shelters, up to 200 militants, 24 pickups with heavy machine guns, about 500 kg of ammunition and components for creating improvised explosive devices, he said.
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