The Russian Special Forces have eliminated a Turkish-backed field commander in a successful raid behind enemy lines in northwestern Hama.
According to the available information, a unit of the Russian Special Forces, equipped with night-vision goggles and silenced rifles, infiltrated militants’ defense near the town of Alhakorh in the early hours of August 28. Additionally, they stormed a key position of so-called Jaysh al-Nasir.
Sources affiliated with Jaysh al-Nasir acknowledged that field commander Mohamad Turki along with his two bodyguards – identified as Jihad Nasar and Brazi Hwuran – were killed.
Jaysh al-Nasir is a key member of the so-called National Front for Liberation (NFL), which was formed last year with direct support from Turkey.
The NFL is now supporting Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and other al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist groups in Greater Idlib. This made the coalition a target for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian forces.