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Russian Military: 200 Militants Killed & Wounded In Southern Idlib Clashes

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Russian Military: 200 Militants Killed & Wounded In Southern Idlib Clashes

ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE: EPA-EFE/YOUSSEF BADAWI

TASS reports (source):

Syria’s government army repelled two attacks staged by militants from the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Ansar al-Tawhid and Hurras al-Din terrorist groups in the Idlib governorate. Seventeen Syrian soldiers were killed, and militants’ losses amounted to 200 people killed or wounded, Major General Yury Borenkov, chief of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the conflicting sides in Syria, told reporters on Friday.

“At 9:45pm on 19 December 2019, after preliminary artillery shelling, about 300 Hurras al-Din and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham militants, backed by armored vehicles, staged an offensive at the settlement of Sinjar in the Idlib governorate, at the Ajaz-Tell Hazna section. Illegal armed groups intruded into the Syrian government army position to a depth of up to 1.5 kilometers but were stopped by artillery fire and air strikes,” Borenkov said. “At 10:05pm on 19 December 2019, up to 400 militants of the Ansar al-Tawhid and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist groups, backed by armored infantry carriers and pickup trucks equipped with heavy machineguns, attacked positions of government forces at the Suqqat-Zarzur section to reach the settlement of Abu Dali in the Idlib governorate,” he added.

According to the Russian general, both attacks were repelled by Syrian government forces. Seventeen Syrian servicemen were killed and 42 wounded.

“Militants’ losses amounted to up to 200 men, killed or wounded,” Borenkov said.

The first attack was rebuffed in a timespan from 12:45am to 1:35am on Friday.

“Illegal armed groups were driven back by fresh troops rapidly deployed by the Syrian command. By 03:00am, the militants’ attack at this section was stopped,” he said.

The second attack was bogged down in a mine strewn area, with militants sustaining severe losses. “By 2:00am on December 20, the attack by armed groups was repelled,” Borenkov added.

He also said that as many as 58 shelling attacks by illegal armed groups operating in the Idlib de-escalation zone had been reported during the past day.

The Russian reconciliation center continues to fulfill assigned tasks after the completion of the military campaign in Syria. The center’s officers regularly travel around the country’s liberated areas to assess the humanitarian situation. The main efforts of the Russian military are now focused on assistance to the refugees returning to their homes and evacuation of civilians from de-escalation zones.

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  • Mehmet Aslanak

    Turkey won’t support those radical fractions in South Idlib, means no life for jihadists or headchoppers.
    Contrary to the Kurdish communist party propaganda in Western media outlets that Turkey supports them, too.

    • Lupus

      Yes Turks do support them. Just plain facts dumbass

    • So now Turks support Syria, you’re probably a Gulenist

      • Hasbara Hunter

        Turks will have to cooperate with Syria…first them Turks get the opportunity to give them Turds some ears to hear…kick them Turds to the negotiation table…Where Assad & Putin are waiting for them…Accordingly them Turks will have to give every inch of Syria back to the Syrians…Otherwise Turds might get armed by some “Third” Party to Harrass them Turks into Oblivion…

        If Turkey wants a good Border Security in the Future it will be best to have a Friendly relationship with Syria…to prevent Turds from making troubles any longer…

        Erdogan: A Gift from God by Jørgen Lorentzen
        https://www.gids.tv/video/150664/a-gift-from-god

        Due to age restriction only to be watched 22.00 to 06.00

    • Liberal guy

      Hi u racist

  • Hasbara Hunter

    With this Steamroller approach the Extermination of AngloZioNazi Headchoppers in Idlibistan seems to be like spitting in the wind…

    Go SAA & Allies

    This is how it must be like for them AngloZioNazi Headchopping Parasites…
    https://youtu.be/COI2fA7LEdE

    • Z.P.

      They seam shitless scared almost as scared as IDF (when they try to attack Hezbollah).
      It seams also they are only good in taking photos before chopping the prisoners heads off or killing defenseless civilians ( just like their Israeli, US and Saudi masters ).

      • Hasbara Hunter

        The AngloZioNazis & their Headchopping Mercenaries are Chickenshit Cowards…Butchers & Rapists of Women, Children & Unarmed Men…They are standing there Buttnaked…wait until the Majority of Sheeples opens their eyes….Great Anger will be the Result….

        • Unfortunately, Hasbara Hunter the second video you posted was captured in 2014 by Al-Nusra showing some twenty Lebanese soldiers captured in 2013 in Arsal (Lebanon) threatening the government to stop their advance or they will execute them one by one. As for the translation it’s completely off.

          • Hasbara Hunter

            Okay thanks for your information I will remove it….My Arabic ain’t that great….:)

    • Concrete Mike

      I was getting tired of them flapping their lips, thenat 3:30 a nice surprise.

      Merry Christmas Florian!

      • Hasbara Hunter

        Happy New Year….I bet 2020 is going to be a beautiful Year….Great Days…

    • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

      haahahahhahaha i remember this

  • Lupus

    Good they can suck John McCains tiny weener in hell

  • Liberal guy

    More than 100 dead scums in a single day in Syria in that to in idilb front only fantastic news.