BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:50 P.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday evening that three Russian soldiers were wounded as militants targeted their tanker in the southeastern region of Idlib to stop the escalation.
The deputy head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, Vyacheslav Sitnik, said, during a press briefing, that an armored personnel carrier of the Russian forces was subjected to an anti-tank missile that was launched from an area under the control of “pro-Turkish gangs,” resulting in light injury of three soldiers.
He pointed out that the wounded were taken immediately to a military hospital, where the necessary medical assistance was provided to them, and nothing threatened their health.
The deputy head of the center stated that the incident took place while the Russian military secured the removal of a Turkish observation center in the southeastern part of the de-escalation zone in Idlib.
He emphasized that the leadership of the Russian Forces Group in Syria is working, in cooperation with the Turkish military and the Syrian security services, to identify the militants responsible for targeting the Russian military.
The Turkish military was reportedly withdrawing from their observation post in the Tal Al-Akhdar area, when the attack against the Russian Armed Forces occurred on Tuesday.