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New Footage Shows Recent Russian Airstrikes On Al-Shishani’s House In Syria’s Greater Idlib

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New Footage Shows Recent Russian Airstrikes On Al-Shishani's House In Syria’s Greater Idlib

A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV

On December 12, Russian sources released footage showing the recent airstrikes on the house of infamous Chechen leader Muslim Abu Walid al-Shishani in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.

Two Su-24M warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces targeted the house, which is located near town of Yacubiyeh in the western countryside of Idlib, on the morning of December 11.

Al-Shishani survived the Russian airstrikes. However, his wife and two daughters were lightly wounded. His personal bodyguard, Abu Mohamad al-Ansar, was killed.

Many radicals in Greater Idlib held al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, the de-facto ruler of the region, responsible for the attempt on al-Shishani’s life. The group was accused of providing the Russian intelligence with the coordinates of the leader’s house.

In October, HTS launched a large attack on al-Shishani’s group, Junud al-Sham, in the northern Lattakia countryside. The group was neutralized within a few days. Al-Shishani and his militants were forced out from the region.

Al-Shishani, whose real name is Murad Iraklievich Margoshvili, is known to be one of the most wanted terrorists by Russian authorities. The Georgian terrorist fought against Russian government forces in the First and Second Chechen Wars.

This will not likely be the last Russian attempt on al-Shishani life. The terrorist is currently trapped in Greater Idlib with nowhere else to go.

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Alexandre Moumbaris

Even if I have little sympathy for al-Shishani I am not sure I aprovi the bombing of his house where his wife and children lived.

Lone Ranger

There is some truth in what you are saying.
But…
Let me remind you two things.
First terrorists aren’t protected by the Geneva Convention.
Second these trolls are raping and cutting throats 24/7.
Women and Children included.

TopGum

Still, women and children are clearly collateral damage in this “scenario “, which is a real low blow especially for the Russians. They should know better if they see themselves walking on the higher groung in this conflict. It was a bad move in my opinion.
They clearly also missed the building, by which they obviously avoided this tragedy.
I know this is an controversial topic. That is why we have this space here for discussion.

Alexandre Moumbaris

Yes this is true but should we not have a consideration for the innocent? Because if we do not we fall in the same category as the terrorist scum.

Danni Marks

yeah…like the US ? wtf IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?

pharaoh

He doesn’t give a fck about his family, why should we? Otherwise not hide behind them. Or even better: don’t be a terrorist.

Cromwell

Well they could have emailed him to say we are bombing your house.

TopGum

Same here. I don’t think this was a good idea in the first place. Women can be also soldiers, but not children. Not by chiose anyway. Even in war there should be moral and ethics in place. Killing women, children and elderly is a crime. Soldiers deserve soldiers, not civilians, innocent or not.

Danni Marks

nah let them bomb you and your family freak

Lone Ranger

Condolences to the fallen wahabimossad and CIAisis operators.
May they rest in pieces…

Dicksonrp

Yup…gay boy Bennett is flying isrealhell flag at half mast …

Conglomera

So he’s going to live for some days in his neighbors’ house with a floor bed to sleep in the living/dining room if the later doesn’t have a guest room to spare.

Florian Geyer

Wrong. The terrorist will now force his neighbour to sleep on the floor :)

Danni Marks

Fucvk the safety of anyone but Russia. Fuck goodbyeden, and all the fukking scumbags occupying the US. Slaughter ALL liberal scum

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