19/4/2021 – Russia targets ISIS camp that had reportedly attacked SAA position two hours previously.
Up to 200 militants were killed, 24 pickup trucks with heavy machineguns and around 500 kilograms of munitions and components for improvised explosive devices were destroyed, Alexander Karpov, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria, said.
“According to intelligence data, militants established a camouflaged base near Palmyra to train combat groups before sending them to stage terror attacks in various regions of the country, and to make improvised explosive devices,” he said. “After the location of terrorists’ facilities was confirmed through several channels, Russian aircraft delivered airstrikes that hit two terrorists’ shelters. Up to 200 militants were killed, 24 pickup trucks with heavy machineguns and around 500 kilograms of munitions and components for improvised explosive devices were destroyed,” he noted.
According to Karpov, militants are plotting terror attack on government institutions in big cities ahead of presidential polls in Syria.
“Illegal armed groups plot terror attacks and attacks on government establishments in big cities seeking to destabilize the situation in the country ahead of presidential elections in Syria,” he said.
“Terrorists are being trained at training camps located on territories that are not controlled by the Syrian authorities, including in the US-controlled al-Tanf zone,” he added.