Syrian airforce destroys Al-Nusra base, eliminates 93 militants
Russian Deputy of the Center for Reconciliation in Syria says that the Syrian airforces responded to a previous attack by Jabhat Al-Nusra on their positions in Latakia by destroying a base belonging to the terrorist group and killing 93 of their militants
According to Maj. Gen. Oleg Yegorov, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation in Syria, The Syrian air force launched an attack on a base belonging to Jabhat Al-Nusra terrorist group killing 93 militants and injuring over 100 others.
According to the Major General, the operation came in response to a previous terrorist attack carried out by the militant group against positions of the Syrian Arab Army in Latakia.
"As a result of the attack, a training camp for militants and underground shelters of illegal armed groups in the area of the settlement of Ashkhani-Takhtani were destroyed. Ninety-three militants were liquidated, including field commanders -135 members of the terrorist group were seriously injured," Yegorov stated.
The Russian Major General added that a workshop that was used to assemble drones belonging to the terrorists was also destroyed in the strikes, along with around 40 drones, that were meant to be used against Syrian and Russian armed forces.
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Earlier this week, Major General Oleg Egorov stated that terrorists from Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic Party of Turkestan are planning to carry out attacks against the Russian Hmeimim Airbase in Syria using offensive and kamikaze drones.
Egorov said that the militants belonging to both terrorist groups have already prepared a large number of drones in workshops in the Khirbet Al-Joz region that are now ready to carry out the attack.
Earlier in September, the Russian Reconciliation Centre for Syria stated that more than 45 militants of Al-Nusra Front terrorist group were killed in a Russian airstrike in Syria's Idlib province.
It's noteworthy that the Idlib de-escalation zone, which includes the Idlib governorate and parts of Aleppo, Hama, and Lattakia governorates, is the last stronghold of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham militants, whose backbone is Al-Nusra Front, as well as Turkey-backed militants.