Two powerful explosions erupted near a Russian military base in Syria
DAMASCUS, (BM) – According to Arab and Syrian news agencies, several powerful explosions exploded near the Russian military air base near the city of Kamyshly several hours ago, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing news agency Aviapro.
Both explosions were recorded in the daytime, while their reliable nature is still unknown.
As follows from the initial data, the detonation of two improvised explosive devices was the cause of the explosions.
It assums that the explosions are the result an attack on the Russian military airbase by pro-Turkish terrorists, who trying to destabilize the situation in the region.
It should be clarified that the Russian military airbase located in the city of Kamyshly is one of the largest military installations in the territory of Syria, although the main forces of the Russian air forces are based on the Khmeimim airbase, located in Latakia province.
In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.
In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.
The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.
Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.
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