Field commanders behind attack on Russian military police killed in Syria
Five prominent field commanders who masterminded a terrorist attack on September 18 against the Russian military police in Syria were killed in a special operation in the Idlib province, Russian Defense Ministry Official Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said, adding that 32 militants were also killed, as well as an ammunition and explosives depot and also six trucks with large-caliber armaments were destroyed.
"After the terrorist attack on September 18 against the Russian military police in the Hama province the entire multilevel intelligence system of the Russian Defense Ministry in Syria was used to search for and destroy commanders of the attacking militants," Konashenkov said.
He noted that a surgical missile strike was delivered at the scene of a meeting attended by the field commanders from the Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham group (Jabhat al-Nusra, terror group outlawed in Russia) to the south of the Idlib city.
The death of the terrorist group’s leaders in a missile strike has been confirmed via several independent channels, TASS reported.