The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is currently training on advanced weapon systems and equipment which were recently supplied by Russia, the Russian news agency Sputnik reported on April 8, citing Syrian sources.
“Units of the Syrian military are currently being trained by Russian advisors on the use of advanced weapons and systems that could counter … Special weapons, which terrorist groups in Idlib received from their foreign backers in the last few months,” Sputnik quoted one of the sources as saying.
According to the sources, Russia supplied the SAA with advanced anti-tank missiles, anti-drone systems, surveillance systems and engineering equipment. These weapons and equipment will be used in any future anti-terror operation in Idlib.
The demilitarized zone around Idlib, which was established last September, is witnessing daily violations by terrorist groups, such as Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). Last week, the terrorists launched several rockets from within the zone at the town of Masyaf in eastern Hama. The attack killed seven civilians and injured many others.
The use of advanced weapons systems could deter the terrorists and help enforce the Russian-Turkish agreement. In the last few months, the agreement faced several major setbacks due to the terrorists’ hostile behavior.
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