interfax.ru – Idlib militants fired at Russian military police armored personnel carrier from anti-tank missile system (ATGM), three Russian servicemen were wounded, rear admiral said Vyacheslav Sytnik, Deputy Head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria.
“As a result of a missile hitting an armored personnel carrier, three Russian servicemen were slightly injured. The injured were quickly evacuated to a military hospital, where they received the necessary medical treatment. soldiers, ”he said during a briefing.
According to Sytnik, the incident occurred on December 29 at 3:45 p.m. as part of the securing of the withdrawal of the Turkish observation post in the area of the Trumba settlement in the south-eastern part of the de-escalation zone. of Idlib.
“Russian military police armored personnel carrier BTR-82A was fired at from ATGM from territory under the control of pro-Turkish bandit formations,” the rear admiral said.
“The command of the Russian force group in the Syrian Arab Republic, in cooperation with the Turkish army and Syrian security agencies, establishes the involvement of militants operating in the Idlib de-escalation zone in the attack on the Russian military “Sytnik said.
On August 25, the Russian military reported the bombing of a joint Russian-Turkish patrol in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Then two Russian servicemen received a slight concussion. The Russian armored personnel carrier BTR-82 was damaged.
On August 17, the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Belligerents reported an explosion of unidentified munitions on the route of a Russian-Turkish patrol in Idlib. The explosion took place next to a Turkish car, the Russian army was not injured.
On June 16, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that the Russian armored personnel carrier sustained minor damage as a result of the detonation of an explosive device by militants in Syria on the way to it. ‘a Russian-Turkish patrol; there were no casualties among the Russian and Turkish soldiers.
The Russian military operation in Syria has been carried out since September 30, 2015. The aviation of the Russian aerospace forces supports the ground operations of the Syrian army. Russia has an air base in Syria at the Khmeimim airfield and a naval base in Tartus. It has been officially reported that special operations forces of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, units of the belligerent reconciliation center, military police and navies are operating in Syria.