BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels were planning to carry out attacks against the Russian Armed Forces in Idlib, sources from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) said this week.

According to the sources, jihadist groups were planning ambushes along the M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia Highway), as well as attacks behind enemy lines in Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, and Idlib.

However, their plans appear to be on hold, as the Russian military has been conducting hourly reconnaissance flights over the region, with their main concentration being the M-4 Highway.

The jihadist rebels have attempted to ambush the Russian military before, but their attacks mostly fail and usually end up with the latter’s air force heavily bombarding the militant positions.

Furthermore, while the Russian Ministry of Defense does not discuss any operations, their special forces have been known to carry out operations behind enemy lines in order ambush the jihadists.

One of the biggest attacks the Russian special forces conducted last year was an ambush in the Hama countryside that resulted in dozens of losses for the jihadists.

 

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Hayton
Hayton
2020-03-20 22:39

So, if the Russians have been flying drones over the M4, perhaps they know who it was that ambushed those Turkish troops the other day? And if they do know, perhaps they wouldn’t mind passing the information along to the Turkish government?

rahu
rahu
2020-03-21 12:31
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By the way Turkey and USA has the right to enter illegally in any country and occupy its resources.

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gustavo
2020-03-20 20:37

Of course, and M4 Highway is just ideal for Turkey’s terrorists to attack Russia soldiers.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-03-20 20:54

Ah, some lessons learnt the hard way in Afgha weren’t forgotten… Sad that some projects were abandonned, like the Aeroprogress Soviet-Bronco (kinda OV-10 Bronco look-alike. Had the original Bronco not been underpowered, it’d be the best counter-insurgency asset around). The 6×49 unified calibre shouldn’t had been abandoned too, moreover, it would have allowed to make the 5.45x39M1974, 7.62x39M1943 and 7.62x54M1890 becoming obsolete calibers. Once no more mass produces for the militaries, rounds will become as expensive as civilian-only calibers = not a very good deal to have to spend $1.5-2 per round, then Russia would introduce a new range of… Read more »