Militants boasted of the capture of the Russian saboteurs

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The militant group “Hayat Tahrir al-sham” (HTS created on the basis of the banned in Russia “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra”) announced the opening of a network of Russian spies in the Syrian province of Idlib. This is stated in the Telegram-channel 4 Directorate charged with monitoring the situation in the middle East.

The statement was published mediastyle HTS. It says that the arrested three members of subversive groups, engaged in installation of improvised explosive devices.

It is alleged that the units controlled by the militants territories organized by Russia, and their leaders kept in touch with Syrian and Russian special services, based at the airbase Hamim. In HTS indicated that sabotage cell was small and did not know about the existence of other similar groups, making it difficult to identify all participants.

As the authors point Telegram-channel, no evidence for such a claim was not presented. In addition to Directorate 4 noted that HTS not for the first time finds some cells, leading subversive activities in the province of Idlib, and earlier also arrested militants of rival groups.

The airfield Hamim 2015 is the airbase of Russian air force in Syria. Strikes on militants in the country, Russian forces are applied in the autumn of the same year, at the request of Damascus.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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