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Russia carried out an airstrike in Syria for the first time in three months

DAMASCUS, (BM) – Russian military aircraft on Wednesday, June 3, attacked areas in Syria controlled by opposition forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the turkish newspaper Daily Sabah.

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It is specified that this is the first Russian strike in three months in the province of Idlib. According to one of the activists, the aircraft fired rockets, which led to large-scale destruction. A second source said the attacks were on a mountainous region in Latakia province, bordering Idlib, as well as on a power plant on the northern outskirts of Hama province. Activists did not talk about the victims of the attacks.

There is no official confirmation of this information.

Earlier, in May, the Aerospace Forces (VKS) of Russia were suspected of the first strike in March in Idlib. Then a video appeared on Twitter that captured the moment of the explosion. According to one version, Russian planes hit a warehouse with ammunition five kilometers from the city of Jisr al-Sugur.

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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