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An anti-tank missile has destroyed the latest Russian Armata tank in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) – Russian media reported that in Syria, a shot from an anti-tank missile system destroyed the latest Russian Armata tank, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Russian Reportet news agency.

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According to the Reporter news agency, the latest Russian tank, which has not even been adopted by the Russian army, was destroyed by militants during the counteroffensive.

The Russian information publication, citing data from the eastern media, cites information that five T-14 Armata tanks, which actually took part in the offensive operation together with the Syrian military, were actually transferred to Syrian territory.

However, as a result of an unexpected attack by terrorists on the border of the Syrian province of Latakia, at least one tank was destroyed and two more were damaged.

Earlier it was reported that one of the newest tanks deployed in Syria could have been damaged, although no comments have been made on this score by Russia, and therefore, the current arguments of the Russian media may be the second confirmation that the Russian Armata tanks in Syria were indeed attacked by militants.

Experts note that in most cases, militants record the destruction of CAA tanks, and therefore, almost certainly, any photos or video evidence in this regard would already have appeared.

BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that on April 12 despite the fragile truce in Syria, Russia has intensified the transfer of armored vehicles and weapons to this country.

According sources then the Russian large landing ship Saratov, has transported about 150 heavy tanks and armored personnel carriers, as well as, obviously, other weapons and ammunition.

Background

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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