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Saturday, December 10, 2016

The defense Ministry denied the destruction of ISIS Russian helicopters in Palmyra


Information Agency Stratfor that ISIS militants bombed a Russian base in Palmyra, is not true. In the defense Ministry noted that the way propaganda works groupings.


photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Earlier, the American analytical Agency Stratfor reported the possible destruction of four Mi-24 helicopters and dozens of trucks at the Russian military base in the Syrian Palmyra. Allegedly these attacks on the militants (banned in Russia) ISIS produced 14 and 17 may. As evidence, the Agency has published satellite images.

However, the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation this information have categorically denied.

The wounds of ancient Palmyra: Russian sappers defuse daily one hundred minutes (24 photos)

As said the official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov, “no losses among the personnel of a Russian aviation base there”. According to him, currently all located in Syria of Russian military helicopters “perform routine tasks to destroy the terrorists”.

Konashenkov noted that this information, together with pictures of the advocates of the “Islamic state” trying to “sell” 10 days ago. As for the burned aircraft and automotive equipment and many craters from exploding shells, which are visible on these shots, then, according to the Russian General, “they are there not for the first month”.

“Apparently, the dissemination of such information is feasible, in quotes, contribution to the fight against international terrorism with our partners”, — concluded the Konashenkov.

Watch the video on “Russian sappers began to mine the historic Palmyra”

The defense Ministry released a video showing Russian sappers clear the historical part of the Palmyra. During the day, the specialists of the detachment of the International anti-mine centre of the Russian armed forces treated more than 20 hectares. Video published on the website youtube.com user-the Russian defense Ministry.

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