‘Terrorists’ in NW Syria plot to attack Russian, Syrian forces –  Khmeimim

IDLIB, Syria (North Press) – TheRussian Reconciliation Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense at the Khmeimim Air Base in Syria said on Monday night that opposition militant groups are devising plans to attack Russian and Syrian government troops.

Russian warplanes escalated their bombing of areas in northwestern Syria, after a drone attack on a military academy in Homs on Oct. 5, which resulted the killing of 100 people, including officers, soldiers and some civilians. The Syrian government blamed “terrorist groups” for the attack.

“Terrorist groups active in the Idlib de-escalation zone are plotting attacks on the civilian population, areas where Russian and Syrian forces are deployed, as well as civilian infrastructure facilities with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and modified medium-range multiple launch rocket systems,” said deputy chief of the reconciliation center, Vadim Kulit.

To handle this, Kulit said, the Russian and Syrian forces will take necessary preemptive measures.

On Sunday, Kulit announced the killing of more than 10 militants of armed opposition factions in air raids on Idlib, northwest Syria.

During the past 24 hours, Kulit said, four attacks were recorded on the positions of Syrian government forces by “terrorist groups” in Idlib with one case recorded in Aleppo, one in Hama, and two in Latakia, wounding one government solider.

By Malin Muhammad