Three Members Of Russian Special Operations Forces Were Wounded In Clashes With Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

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Three Members Of Russian Special Operations Forces Were Wounded In Clashes With Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

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Three members of the Russian Special Operations Forces were wounded while they were breaking the militant encirclement in the Idlib de-escalation zone in Syria, Head of the Main Operations Department at Russia’s General Staff Colonel General Sergei Rudskoi said on Wednesday.

“Aircraft were delivering strikes on terrorists, the unit breaking the encirclement was supported by two Sukhoi Su-25 aircraft that attacked militants and their armored vehicles from extremely low altitudes. As a result, the encirclement was broken and the Russian troops entered the area occupied by the Syrian government forces. During the operation, three Special Operations Forces members suffered wounds,” Rudskoi said, according to the Russian state-run media outlet TASS.

The general added that “Commandeer of the Russian forces in Syria Colonel General Sergei Surovikin has formed a de-blocking group.” The group “brings together units of the special operations force and military police, equipped by troops, natives of the Northern Caucasus, and Syrian special forces.

According to Rudskoi, 850 terrorists were killed and 11 battle tanks, 4 IFVs, 46 pickups and five mortars as well as other targets were destroyed during the clashes.

“During the past 24 hours, 187 facilities were hit by airstrikes and artillery fire, and about 850 terrorists were destroyed, as well as 11 tanks, four infantry fighting vehicles, 46 pickup trucks, five mortars, 20 lorries and 38 ammunition depots,” Rudskoi added.

The Russian General Staff recalled that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) launched a major attack against government forces in northern Hama on September 19.

“Despite agreements signed in Astana on September 15, gunmen of Jabhat al-Nusra and joining them units that don’t want to comply with the cessation of hostilities terms, launched a large-scale offensive against positions of government troops north and northeast of Hama in Idlib de-escalation zone from 8 am on September 19,” Rudskoi said. “According to available data, the offensive was initiated by American intelligence services to stop a successful advance of government troops east of Deir ez-Zor [Deir Ezzor].”

As a result of the offensive a platoon of Russian military police (29 men) was blocked in the Idlib de-escalation zone and was repelling attacks for several hours.

“One of the militants’ main aims was to try to seize a Russian military police unit, deployed at an observation post in the capacity of a monitoring contingent,” Rudskoi added.

However, the militants failed to achieve their goal.

Overview Of Military Situation In Northern Hama On September 19-20, 2017 (Map, Photo, Video)

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  • Hrky75

    HTS scum wanted to fuck around with Chechen MPs – of all the stupid plans they had in last 9 months this one wins The Stupid Oscar. They can it put besides their Hollywood Oscar now…

  • jerry hamilton

    Bloody American government.

    • Alexander Grimsmo

      US regime

      • jerry hamilton

        I’m not so sure. Americans are incredibly corrupt.
        The whole government is bought and paid for.
        The question is… Who is paying them?

  • gustavo

    Congratulation to russian ground troops for their courage and brave. Dealing with terrorists is meaningless most of the time. So, just send them to see Alah and to enjoy their 75 virgins.

  • jason sixx

    What encirclement and where? 850 terrorists in 24 hrs … those kind of losses will find HTS finished in a month, probably inflated asf

    • Ronald

      They can replace them with more “true believers” in no time , do not forget the Wahhabi doctrine has been preached in Sunni mosques for the last 30 years .

      • They can replace them, but they are missing experienced fighters. The replacement is mostly untrained and just cannon fodder.

        • RichardD

          In the open desert they’re all canon fodder.

  • RichardD

    850 dead in built up areas in 24 hours says that this was expected and planned for.

  • It is time Russia got serious about getting the Americunts OUT OF SYRIA.

  • Turbofan

    What HTS..You mean “FSA” moderate terrorist?…Dont let name fool you

    • χρηστος

      no HTS is HTS…they have been fighting with FSA the Turkish favourite terrorist i the area.they are bad terrorists for everyone….Turkey ,Russia, terrorists with moderate uniforms.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        The Turkish Islamic party was also part of this they lost many 850 dead and more counting, HTS may be broken as more groups are signing amnesty agreements. There has been about 700+ a day or more giving up, seems the threat from the US and Kurds is greater soon there will be only foreigners left.

        • χρηστος

          in the povince of Hama HTS is very strong. it has many fghters and weapons. they try to establish fear amng their own fighters because they give up as you sayits a lost cause there….the fsa had trouble with hts because they try to sign cease fire deals with SAA. hts killed 13 fsa fighters in one case…..but in general HTS has the money to pay -control the rest smaller groups.

  • This would be an impressive success and a heavy blow for the terrorist gang. Lessons learned: don’t sign agreements with terrorists. Waste of paper.

    • Gabriel Hollows

      Or rather, sign them and let them think you believe them so that you can counter-ambush their ‘surprise’ attacks.

      • Orcbuu

        Yes, know your enemy better then your Pocket. Let him think you are Relaxed.

  • Lumen

    again Russia kills 850 innocent Syrians

    • Tudor Miron

      Get ready. What’s left of this “inncoent Syrians” (what ever this may mean) are coming after your wifes and doughters that you can’t even dare to defend.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Sadly you were not amongst the dead Lumen. :)

    • Orcbuu

      HAHAHA, Nice Trolling.

  • Tudor Miron

    Hope our guys get well soon. Your fathers are proud of you.

  • lion

    850 killed what a lie

    • Gregory Louis

      How is it a lie remember what happend last time HTS attacked in N.Hama they lost just as much if not more 850 is not suprising considering this attack was expected and planned for not to mention over 100 airstirkes that’s not including artillery, atgm’s, tanks, or small arms casualties sending men out into a fire zone for Grad’s and D-30’s is a bad idea….850 seems small to me actual

  • πανος

    so many dead rats..be careful because they carry black death

  • Tudor Miron

    Russian sources say that this attack was expected and good preparation (artillery was ready to cover expected sectors of fire) was in place. Terrorist scum entered those sectors and than – BOOM!

    • Orcbuu

      Would have done the same, get them right into the Trap of Fire.

  • Mahmoud Larfi

    Correction: 850 terrorists killed in 24 hours all over Syria ; ISIS, HTS and Co.

    • Orcbuu

      good day.

  • FlorianGeyer

    I hope the wounded Russian soldiers will make a speedy recovery and that their wounds are slight.
    They are brave men indeed. I salute you, you are braver men than me.

  • MD Ranix

    the zio satanic terrorists are too eager to meet satan in the after world

  • Redadmiral

    Seems Russian/Syrian military tacticians continue to out think their Yankee counterparts. As Uncle Sam sends battle hardened proxies to heaven via Syrian/Russian desiginated killing field

  • RichardD

    Some of the 850 Jew world order terrorists, their Jew cash didn’t do them much good:
    https://cdn.almasdarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1-21-387×516.jpg

  • RichardD

    Vehicles and troop formations don’t do well against these once they enter the target zone:
    https://ytimg.googleusercontent.com/vi/Ww990nC8298/hqdefault.jpg

  • AMHants

    Wish them a successful recovery and well done Russia and Syria, with regards the battle. Doubt the MSM will be reporting it.