Pro-Turkish militants attacked a Russian military patrol in Syria (video)

DAMASCUS, (BM) – A few minutes ago it became known about the attack of pro-Turkish militants on a convoy of Russian military. According to available data, a powerful explosion took place along the route of the Russian military convoy and the explosive device was remotely actuated, learned citing news agency Aviapro.

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On the presented video frames you can see the moment of the appearance of the Russian military patrol on the M4 highway, as well as see the powerful explosion that occurred along the route of the convoy.

At the moment, there is no information about whether the Russian military suffered, however, given the fact that the explosion was powerful enough, the fragments could well damage Russian equipment and even lead to the deaths of military personnel.

At the moment, the Russian side does not comment on the attack, in connection with which, there is no official information on material damage, injured and possible victims.

Given the radical measures taken by pro-Turkish militants, Russia may refuse to fulfill the agreements previously concluded with Turkey, especially since this is far from the first open disregard for the militants of the existing agreements.

It should be clarified that two days earlier, the terrorists attacked the positions of the SAA and seized the Syrian armored vehicles, in response to which the Syrian troops attacked the positions of the militants using aircraft and artillery.


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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