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Dozens of Syrian soldiers were killed after a horrific terrorist attack

DAMASCUS, (BM) – In Syria, terrorists blew up a bus with dozens of soldiers of the government army of President Bashar al-Assad, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing TASS.

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Telegram channel Oleg Blokhin clarifies that in the Daraa province near the village of Kukheil, 31 members of the 5th volunteer assault corps of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) were thus killed. It is known that nine more people were seriously injured. The author emphasizes that the explosion was very powerful, other details have not yet been disclosed.

It is known that the 5th volunteer assault corps enjoys material support from Russia. It was created in 2016 to solve combat missions in the Civil War.

On June 15, it was reported that Syrian Air Force planes destroyed a column of terrorists in the mountainous region of Jebel al-Zawiya in southern Idlib. Syria has hit the militants of the Khoras al-Din group associated with the al-Qaida terrorist network (banned in Russia). As a result of the attack, dozens of terrorists died and were injured, several units of armored vehicles and military vehicles were also disabled.

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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