Syrian army reminds of itself with large-scale artillery fire on terrorists in Idlib
DAMASCUS, (BM) – The positions of terrorist groups in the south of Idlib were attacked by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), on July 18, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing several local sources and news agency Krasnaya Vesna.
“The government army attacked the positions of armed terrorist groups in the village of Al-Fatyra in Jabl Az-Zawiya in southern Idlib with artillery,” the source said.
Earlier, the Syrian army successfully fired on the strengthening of militants in the village of Fatyra in southern Idlib. She managed to eliminate two terrorists of the Khuras al-Din group.
Recall, on July 14, in Idlib, a suicide bomber attacked a Russian-Turkish patrol near the city of Arikh in a car bomb. Three servicemen were wounded by the Russian Federation.
The incident occurred at the time of the next joint Russian-Turkish patrol of Idlib province, while a video camera recorded what happened.
In the presented video frames, you can see how two head vehicles with the Turkish military freely pass the congress, however, as soon as a Russian armored car appears in this area, a powerful explosion occurs – according to analysts, we are talking about power equivalent to 80-100 kilograms of TNT.
At least three seriously injured Russian servicemen are reported (the Russian Ministry of Defense has not yet confirmed this information – approx. Ed.).
The attack on the Russian-Turkish military patrol occurred in the area of the city of Arikh, and, obviously, this attack by pro-Turkish terrorists will force Russia to abandon further compliance with the agreements on creating a de-escalation zone in Idlib.
Information on the number of injured among local residents is not disclosed, however, given the fact that the explosion occurred in urban areas, the number of such can be in the tens.
In response, the aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces resumed strikes on militants in Idlib. On the ground, the Russian attack was supported by the Syrian army.
Syria, meanwhile, has decided to arm itself with Iranian missile systems
We reported on this step to the Syrian government on 11 July. Then, The Syrian Defense Ministry has come to a general agreement with Iran regarding the supply of anti-aircraft missile systems and updating the existing Syrian air defense system.
Iranian air defense systems are ready to provide full protection for Syrian airspace, military experts firmly state this. The deployment of the Bavar-373 air defense systems is planned to be carried out throughout Syria. I want to note that this air defense system is a complete analogue of the Russian S-300, because the characteristics of these weapons are similar, as is the price segment.
This whole issue of modernization was posed due to the downtime of the S-300 and their inaction. Let me remind you that Russian air defense systems S-300 are based in Syria, but they do not carry out their work, since Russia does not fully intervene in this military-political conflict and the Syrian military campaign as a whole.
Also, the Iranian military is ready to share their experience with Syrian soldiers in the issue of managing and operating Iranian air defense systems; moreover, military experts note that the Bavar-373 air defense system has extensive experience in detecting American fighters.
In general, Russian systems are “idle” for obvious reasons, if they intercept American stealth fighters or Israeli / Turkish UAVs, then a new military-political conflict could easily erupt. That is why Russian air defense systems are inactive.
War in Syria
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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