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Greater Idlib Militants Launch Rockets At Russian Hmeimim Air Base In New Provocation

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Greater Idlib Militants Launch Rockets At Russian Hmeimim Air Base In New Provocation

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In a major violation the ceasefire in Greater Idlib, militants stationed in the region carried out on May 9 a rocket attack on the Russian Hmeimim Air Base in southern Lattakia.

According to pro-government sources, the militants launched at least four rockets at the air base from their positions in the town of Tardin in the northern Lattakia countryside.

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) confirmed the attack. According to the state-run news agency, the rockets fell in farmlands.

Greater Idlib Militants Launch Rockets At Russian Hmeimim Air Base In New Provocation

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There was no immediate claim for the attack. However, the area from which the rockets were launched is controlled by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) and Ajnad al-Kavkaz (AK).

The rocket attack on the Hmeimim Air Base was the most notable violation of the Russian-Turkish agreement on Greater Idlib, which was reached on March 5.

The Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will likely respond to this violation in the nearest future. Russian and Syrian warplanes could resume airstrikes on militants’ positions in Greater Idlib.

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  • Lone Ranger

    Why not drop a few FOABs?

  • gustavo

    As everyone expected, of course. Great stupid cease fire agreement between Russia-Turkey.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Definitely Erdogan uncover operation to sabotage the fake ceasefire after sending in 4000 military vehicles in idlip

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Why would HTS attack the Russian base just after they opened a crossing point into government territory, that makes no sense at all, though possibly the Uighurs or Chechens would do it to disrupt cooperation between HTS and the government, because even if the Uighurs and Chechens are members of HTS, their loyalties actually lay with Turkey.

  • Assad must stay

    do you notice they never attack US bases? vaporize the rats with extreme prejudice

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      just excuse so assad and gangs start boming civilians aging… assad must go now