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Eight Fighters Of HTS Elite Unit Were Killed Or Wounded In Recent Russian Airstrikes On Greater Idlib

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Eight Fighters Of HTS Elite Unit Were Killed Or Wounded In Recent Russian Airstrikes On Greater Idlib

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A fighters of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) elite unit, known as the “Red Band,” was killed and seven others were wounded in the recent Russian airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on October 7.

According to the London-based monitoring group, one of the airstrikes, which targeted the outskirts of the town of Bsanqul in the southern Idlib countryside, hit a headquarters of the Red Bands.

The Red Bands are HTS’ top special forces formation. The unit’s fighters are trained to carry out suicide attacks as well as behind-enemy-line operations.

During the 2019-2020 battle of Greater Idlib, many Red Band fighters were killed or wounded by the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) and the Syrian Arab Air Force before they could even reach the battlefield.

The VKS resumed its combat operation against HTS and its allies in Greater Idlib last August as a response to the repeated violations of the ceasefire in the region, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey last year.

Russian airstrikes inflicted heavy losses on HTS over the last few weeks. Yet, the terrorist group continues to challenge the ceasefire in Greater Idlib. This could force Russia and its allies to take more drastic measures, which may include a ground operation.

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“Red Band”? A bad fkn joke. Try “Disband” before you enjoy thermobaric effects from two metres distance.

jens holm

They use red banderas.

Ahson

yeah, red or green….’banderas’……don’t matter. they’d still be killed.

Chris Gr

You support their Afghan version though since they fight against the US.

Michel LeBlanc

Your a morron, Taliban are genuine afghans, whilst hts is a motley crew of jihadi trash from around the world, fighting for money.

HTS dont follow pashtunwali like the Taliban do.

Are you blind and a morron?

the jimmy legs

ahhaahahahhaahahahahhaahhaha

SnowCatzor

“Elite Units”, “Suicide attacks”… Who wastes supposedly ‘elite’ units in suicide attacks? Just a bunch of fools pretending to be commandos.

ken

Those guys look like most I see shopping in stores these days.

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