The Russian defense Ministry released footage of the airstrike of a special unit release videoconferencing on the positions of militants in the Syrian province of Idlib, who were trying to surround a platoon of Russian military and armored vehicles.
As previously reported, a platoon of Russian military police, composed of 29 people were trapped by the militants groups “Dzhebhat-EN-Nusra” (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) in the region of Hama in the Syrian province of Idlib. Were surrounded by the Russian military was carrying out a mission monitoring the ceasefire in the area of de-escalation, had a few hours to “keep siege”, firing from the terrorists. The incident resulted in three Russian servicemen were injured.
As reported in the defense Ministry, thanks to fire support from air group to release VKS RF, surrounded by a platoon managed to fight to break out.
“Taken by the Russian command and General staff of the Syrian offensive measures, the terrorists were stopped, they caused substantial damage,” – said in a message posted on the official microblog of the Russian defense Ministry on Twitter.
“Units of the fifth air assault corps, with the support of Air and Space Forces counterattacked and regained the lost position… Action squad release was supported by two su-25 that attacked the manpower and armored vehicle militants… the encirclement was broken and units of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation without loss reached the area of the sun cap. Injured three Russian soldiers”, – noted in the defense Ministry.