More Details Appear About Stadoff Between Russian Military Police And Al-Qaeda In Idlib

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More Details Appear About Stadoff Between Russian Military Police And Al-Qaeda In Idlib

A screenshot from the REN TV video

The Russian media outlet REN TV has released additional information about the clash in Idlib when 29 members of the Russian Military Police troops were surrounded by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) on September 20.

The checkpoint, staffed by Russian and Syrian forces, was attacked with mortar fire by militants before the sunrise. Hayat Tahrir al-Sha forces opened fire with mortars and so-called “hell cannons” — gas cylinders with attached explosives.

According to the commander of the Russian Military Police Alexander Samoylov, the Russians defended the checkpoint on the second floor until the mortars started hitting the building directly. Then they moved to the ground floor and continued the defence with the Syrian soldiers situated there.

Under the cover of mortars, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham infantry approached the checkpoint and opened fire. A Russian Special Operations Forces unit arrived as back up upon alert, destroying the gas cylinder throwing device and the mortar. On their line of defence there were at least four of five tanks, and about the same amount of infantry fighting vehicles, says one of the special ops soldiers.

The first hour of the assault exhausted the grenade launcher ammo at the checkpoint leaving no options to fight back the military vehicles. The Russian Air Force attack helicopters and Su-25 Grach (Frogfoot) jets arrived to provide air support to the Russian and Syrian troops.

In a matter of minutes, the checkpoint was cut off. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham military equipment penetrated the defence front as far as 12 km (~7 mi.). The 29 Military Police members and 15 Special Operations soldiers were surrounded.

The Russian soldiers managed to break through and make their escape on a Typhoon MRAP armored vehicle with the air forces providing cover.

“The vehicle was our only hope,” says Military Police member Sultan Misirbiyev. “Back when the fighting started I risked driving it into the basement under enemy fire.”

According to the commander of the Military Police, the enemy assault force was very well equipped, with the militants wearing multicam and tactical vests.

The Russian Military of Defence reported that the attack was initiated by the US as an attempt to stop the Syrian Army advance east of Deir ez-Zor city.

More Details Appear About Stadoff Between Russian Military Police And Al-Qaeda In Idlib

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  • Zainab Ali

    damned the yankees

    • MD Ranix

      a good excuse to wipe these terrorists/yankees out .. scumbags

  • Prince Teutonic

    They could make a movie out of it. Yanks certainly would…

    • Melotte 22

      Don’t worry they will but with Americans fighting terrorists not Russians. You know, fake news kind of stuff.

      • FlorianGeyer

        You beat me to it :)
        It seems many of us here have little or no respect for the US terrorist actions.

    • FlorianGeyer

      The childish Yanks probably will make a Hollywood movie of it BUT with US Military Police as the heroes.
      The movie could be called ‘ Stolen Valour ‘.

      • Orcbuu

        Or Freedom/Democrazy Fighter.
        But will be Mocked by “SMART” People as Money/Usefull-Idiot fighter.

      • John Whitehot

        nice one :D

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        No, the name of the Movie will be “Road to Stolen Valour : Tale of the Red Menace”

        • FlorianGeyer

          Will the US cast be represent the diverse orientations of the US ?
          LGBT and disabled etc ?
          A deaf officer would be good as well.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            They will have LGBT Kurds and the Antifa brigades coming into rescue the beleaguered FSA/AlQaeda/ISIS forces as the rescuers. Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, Graham Linsey , and a special cameo appearance by John McCain’s family at the end will be they dauntless politicians fighting the fight against Communism and it’s menace!

          • FlorianGeyer

            We must not forget the obligatory Holocaust Survivor as well :)
            Preferably one that was killed 3 times and survived.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Have even better selection Kassem Eid Survivor of 3 Sarin Gas attacks and a spokesperson for the Al Qaeda leadership, he was the leader of the terrorists in Daara oops meant “freedom fighter” and then armed with a sniper’s rifle killing those Hordes of fleeing communist devils single handed towards safety oops “meant his friends” .

  • Jesus

    Yankees and HTS got a taste of dealing directly with Russian forces. It is amazing there were no Russian casualties, while HTS suffered about 800 casualties and yankee casualties remain unstated.

    • Simon Abruzzo

      1 Chechen MP died on 25th, might be one that was injured

      • BMWA1

        RIP

      • Jesus

        Ok, thanks for the update.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        He was part of the special forces who liberated the MPs and there were 3 wounded.

  • Graeme Rymill

    44 Russians soldiers crammed into a vehicle designed for 16… that is impressive!

  • Brother Ma

    From memory and from the names mentioned that the bulk if not all if these russian troops were moslems. Well done russian moslem republics for fighting these cursed headchopper neo- Assassins!

    • Rakean Jaya

      Russian MP in Syria mostly consist of Chechens Special Force, Smart anticipation from Russia, since Russia knew western spec force was embedded in terrorist force.

  • Nkosinathi

    America has a foreugn policy which can fight rerrotlrism and sponser it as well. It manufatured Osam and his terror group. It killed him again. It spported Saddam and killed him. So America has a policy of its own. Actual it has permant intrests not permanent friends

  • John Whitehot

    too bad there aren’t details on the counter attack and the subsequent destruction of the US jihadist pets.

  • dutchnational

    Partly informative reporting but the end was just propaganda and not real reporting. Russian MOD spokespersons are just propaganda spouters and very good liars.

    Beyond that, there is no real advance by SAA on DeZ anymore. It is more like a partial retreat then an advance.

    But, however. If it makes some commenters here happy, be my guests.

    • Rakean Jaya

      Yes I’m happy,always happy for any information of terrorist failed attempt or terrorist decline, while you’re not, just my guest

    • Shakesvshav

      Change your handle to ‘bitterandtwisted’. Whatever an American spokesperson says, you can usually assume that the opposite is true.

      • BL

        (((dutchnational))) is a dirty Zio Jew

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      Sounds like you are some lame journo writer who is a Russophobe they can help you with that , just stay away from MSM propaganda , there is no benefit for Russian propaganda here. There is plenty for US propaganda though and they do utilize a lot hack journos in this effort.

  • Shakesvshav
  • Vitex

    Standoff, rather than stadoff.

  • Vitex

    Not even sure if the attacking force was Al Qaeda but perhaps something more exotic

  • Justin

    if I was Putin, id just Nuke Israel, get it over and done with!

    Nothing but good could come of it!

    Iskander-m or KH-101 tactical (not strategic) nuke right up the ass and its game over!
    I mean fuck it, why not! Right?
    Just kill the fucking hive! Job done!