The terrorist group “Jabhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia) in the evening on may 21 launched a massive attack on Syrian government troops in the area of de-escalation of Idlib using armored vehicles, rocket systems of volley fire (MLRS) and “Jihad-mobiles”. This is stated in the message of the Ministry of defense of Russia, reports RIA Novosti.
In the morning of 22 may the Syrian army repelled three attacks on the town of Kafr, Nbud, which was attended by 500 fighters, 4 infantry fighting vehicles, about 30 pickup trucks with heavy machine guns and 2 cars with explosives.
Simultaneously with the terrorists from the village of Soria there were two attempts to break through the defense of government troops in the district of El-Khairat. “These terrorist attacks are repulsed. The government forces hold their positions, — said the defense Ministry.
According to the Russian military during the fighting, the Syrian army killed more than 150 militants “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra”, 3 tanks, 24 of a pickup truck with heavy machine guns and 2 “Jihad-mobiles”.
In addition, on may 22, gunmen tried to fire at the Russian base Hamim.
Previously, on 19 may, it was reported that the militants in Syria constantly shelled government troops despite a cease-fire by Syrian forces on may 18.
Four zones of de-escalation was established in Syria in accordance with the agreement reached in may 2017 at the talks in Astana (now Nur-Sultan). Three of them are in control of Damascus, and a fourth area located in the province of Idlib and parts of neighboring provinces of Latakia, Hama and Aleppo still controlled by illegal armed groups, which Moscow considers a terrorist.
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