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Russia Targets Al-Qaida Positions in Syria 2 Days in a Row

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Published on : 05 October 2017, 02:28 PM
Russia Targets Al-Qaida Positions in Syria 2 Days in a Row Russia Targets Al-Qaida Positions in Syria


Russia`s military says its jets have been targeting positions of an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria for two straight days, killing seven militant commanders and dozens of fighters, according to UNB.

Moscow blamed the al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee for attacking Russian military police last month.

The Defense Ministry said Thursday that seven of the group`s commanders and 49 militants were killed in the airstrikes in the Idlib province on Wednesday. The strikes also destroyed a significant ammunition depot at a militant-controlled air base.

On Wednesday, the Russian military reported that its airstrikes critically wounded the group`s leader a day earlier.

Russia has been waging an air campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad`s forces since 2015, helping them to make major advances against the Islamic State group, al-Qaida-linked insurgents and mainstream rebels.


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Tags: Russian , Al-Qaida , Syria