Russian fighter jets carried out an airstrike on militant positions in Syria

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DAMASCUS, (BM) – The positions of the Islamic State in Syria were destroyed by Russian airspace forces on the morning of May 27, the Syrian Human Rights Monitoring Center (SOHR) reports, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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According to the center, Russian aircraft attacked the positions of the ISIS in the Er Rakka desert. Earlier in the area, militants attacked parts of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

Recall, the militants of the Islamic State resumed activity in Syria in the spring of 2020. They took advantage of the coronavirus pandemic and attacked the posts of the Syrian army and police.

Government forces, with the support of the Russian Aerospace Forces, eliminated the main parts of the Islamic State in Syria by the end of 2017. Since then, scattered cells of terrorists who have gone underground have remained in the country.

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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