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Russian jets DESTROY Al-Nusra targets in Idlib, Syria

FILE PHOTO: Sukhoi Su-34 bombers © Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

RT reported on Wednesday September 5th that Russian military planes struck in Idlib province in Syria the day before. The targets were those of Jabhat al-Nusra, a.k.a. Tahrir al-Sham, the last major terrorist group operating in Syria.

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Russian military planes launched precision strikes against Jabhat an-Nusra [emplacements] in Syria’s Idlib province on September 4, the Russian Defense Ministry […] revealed, countering reports of civilians falling prey to bombardment.

The statement comes after speculation that Russian aircraft in fact bombed civilian targets in the area on Tuesday and that the assault led to casualties.

Moscow, for its part, has repeatedly warned that the area is the last stronghold for the terrorists, where militants, among others, have their weapons stockpiled. A particular point of concern, Russia said, were plans by terrorists to stage a fake chemical attack with the aim of framing Damascus. Especially worrying was that militants also received their weapons from “forces from abroad.”

“Forces from abroad” is a veiled reference to the United States, which is known to have supported terrorist organization and al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra in the past, and is still suspected of doing the same through clandestine means, as well as through the “humanitarian” White Helmets, who were strongly implicated as hoaxers in the alleged gas attack in Syria this past April. That attack led to a major airstrike being carried out by the US, Britain and France, though peculiarly, nothing of strategic value was hit.

RT continued:

“High-precision munitions” targeted the terrorists’ sites, according to Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

The official stressed that the hits were launched “solely on the identified terrorist objects [targets] located far from settlements.”

Elaborating on the targets, the Russian MoD said [an] Su-34 hit and destroyed a workshop where Al-Nusra Front terrorists constructed drones and a warehouse of explosives for them. An Su-35C also bombed a storehouse, where the militants kept their MANPADs.

“The strikes that the Russian Air Forces launched in Idlib were not part of any ‘aggression’,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said, adding that they targeted the facilities used by terrorists “to stage attacks on the Syrian Army positions, civilians and the Russian military”stationed in Syria. Russia is also “most interested” in leaving civilians out of the fighting and “works in close cooperation with the Turkish side” as the two “take joint efforts to avoid civilian casualties.”

Ignoring Russia’s warnings, the US has been threatening to retaliate if Syrian authorities use chemical weapons. Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump warned Syrian leader Bashar Assad not to launch an attack in Idlib, also saying that Iran and Russia should not take part in the “potential human tragedy.”

Last week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the planned chemical weapon provocation in “the last remaining hotbed of the terrorists,” Idlib, is aimed at keeping the terrorists in the area. He noted that civilians are still being held as “human shields” there.

The Western media still refers to those controlling Idlib as ‘moderate rebels’. However, the UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, also noted that an estimated 10,000 terrorists are entrenched in the area.

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SICK OF THE IDIOTS
SICK OF THE IDIOTS
September 8, 2018

I just hope some of the aL Nusra training staff get their Ar$es blown off. They don’t like it up them those trainers.

PHILIP LAFRANCE
PHILIP LAFRANCE
September 8, 2018

“Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump warned Syrian leader Bashar Assad not to launch an attack in Idlib, also saying that Iran and Russia should not take part in the “potential human tragedy.” Who is he kidding? The USA has laid waste to wide swaths of the ME, South and Southeast Asia and now AFRICOM is working on Africa. How many men, women and children have been killed? We’ll never know. Matthew 7:3 – 5 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own… Read more »

john vieira
john vieira
September 8, 2018

Maybe the Russian air force should borrow some phosphorous bombs like those used in Mosul from the USA.

Dennis Morrisseau
September 8, 2018

JUICE THEM and all others will in the future not join up even if Uncle Sam begs and pays well.

Raycomeau
Raycomeau
September 8, 2018

Good job by Russia. Russia has taken the USA $hit long enough. And, it is past the time that USA should have been out of Syria. The world in general is tired of USA”s never ending Imperial Wars.

Pat Buchanan has stated that Trump has not started any new wars. Lets hope that “The Donald” is wise enough not to start any new wars. That may save his Presidency and life.

Ralph Conner
Ralph Conner
September 8, 2018

The timing is such that the jets must have taken off seconds after Trump’s ‘don’t attack Idlib’ tweet. What a brilliant use of reverse psychology by the pres. 😉

Iain Pattison
Iain Pattison
September 8, 2018

I don’t believe that Russia has hit any civilians, they are too professional and righteous. The only things that Russia has hit are terrorists and their installations.

BobValdez
BobValdez
September 8, 2018

The sewer nation will do nothing, except bloviate as it usually does, then hit some sand dunes and empty buildings as “retaliation”.

Remember the story of the cook and the cat:

http://www.unz.com/article/russia-as-a-cat/

franz kafka
franz kafka
September 8, 2018

Impressive Humint, Russia.

This is why you will win any kind of WW3 the USraeli Empire cares to have.

I still think you should launch a massive preemptive strike on the Planet of the Apes.

Le Ruse
Le Ruse
September 8, 2018

On the ground in Iblid ..
Heard lots of.. Allahu Akbar !! Allahu Akbar !! Allahu Akbar !!

Translation in English.. Ohh Shit !! Ohh Shit !! Ohh Shit !!

Tibetan Cowboy
September 8, 2018

Sounds like Russia has control of liberating Syria from the USA / al-Qaeda / ISIS fraternity of cruel terrorists, and is taking the right measures to kill the remaining American terrorists in Syria at last. Thanks be to God for Putin, Assad and the President of Iran for their courage and humanity. If the USA still decides to up the ante and attack, Russia will then decimate the launch platforms for any incoming weapons. Please, I hope anyhow. Those 25 Russian warships hanging out off Syria’s coast aren’t there for grins. And add their undetectable diesel-electric subs armed with 100s… Read more »

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