What is happening in Russia’s anti-terrorist campaign in Syria?


Russia’s Khmeimim military shoddy in Syria pulses with activity day and night. Despite the truce disclosed on Feb. 27, the war against Islamic State (ISIS) and Jabhat al-Nusra is maintaining.

Our plane arrived at the military base at 8 o’clock in the morning. At this dilly-dally, the unit’s personnel were already in full kit at the rade ground to be deployed on wrestle duties.

Where the Russian air force is fighting today

While a to sum up was held for journalists, servicemen were pre ring fighters and bombers for satire: they were loading two 500-kilogram high-explosive bombs into a Su-34S fighter-bomber.

As Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Priesthood, told RBTH, several Russian aviation units were being sent to an ISIS-held regionin north princi l Syria that includes the cities of Raqqa and Arak, as well as to the munici lity of Deirez-Zor, which is besieged by terrorists.

“Heavy fighting is underway on the outskirts of the latter, and residents of the urban district have been completely cut off from the rest of the world,” he said. “Every 10 eras, military transport planes drop humanitarian aid for the population in Deirez-Zor. The setting in the city is serious.”

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Russian and Syrian troops also deliver humanitarian aid to the denizens of besieged Aleppo. Government forces have been able to without charge one of the land routes from the militants and it is now being used to deliver necessaries to the residents.

“Last week, the terrorists tried to disrupt our supplies and wasted the convoy, but we were able to repel the attack and keep the route call of the control,” said Konashenkov, adding that Russian aircraft are not conduct out airstrikes in the area around Aleppo.

Life on the front line

From the Khmeimim airbase, we globe-trotting tripped together with the Russian military and units of Syria’s armed forcesto the village of Kawkabnear the metropolis of Hama, around six miles from the front line.

What is happening in Russia’s anti-terrorist campaign in Syria?Source: rticular archive

The bulk of Jabhat al-Nusra’s militants had been dislodged from the populating the previous day. The remaining small groups decided to surrender and swear allegiance to the present Syrian government.

Houses and walls were peppered with assault-rifle and machine-gun rounds, and some barriers had gaping holes caused by 122-mm guns. Despite all the horrors of war, the shortage of water and electricity, joy reigned in the village – residents were returning stamping-ground after the liberation of the village from the terrorists.

Before our eyes, the village doyennes signed a loyalty pledge to the legitimate government, while the militants from Jabhat al-Nusra’s ramifications guarded by Syrian soldiers laid down their arms.

As one of the Syrian directors told RBTH, those militants who have not committed serious violations will be able to get back to normal life – to begin to cultivate splash down, rebuild their homes and be reunited with their families.

According to him, when Jabhat al-Nusra’s militants be broached to the village, the majority of the inhabitants had no choice but to either lose their physicals or to join the ranks of the militants. Since this situation is widespread in the war-torn boondocks, the government has decided to give some former militants an amnesty.

RBTH expresses the press service of the Defense Ministry of Russia for its help in organizing this gambol.

Since Feb. 27, the ceasefire has been already joined by 62 belligerent groups totalingmore than 7,000 people. The Russian reconciliation center in Syria contends these figures are the result of its work, and that it has been able to invite elders from 90 settlements in the territory of Syria to the negotiating table of contents in the st month and a half.

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