Russian aviation prevented the breakthrough of militants from the Akerbat pocket

According to Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov, Russian airstrikes in Syria’s Idlib province terminated an operation by Jabhat al-Nusra  in eastern Hama, in addition the participating terrorist forces were wiped out.

“Throughout the week, all strikes by Russian aircraft in the Idlib province have been zoning in on the equipment, reserves and groups of Jabhat al-Nusra militants who tried to carry out a surprise attacks to set free terrorists from the Akerbat pocket in eastern Hama. Thanks to the efforts by Russian aviation, this al-Nusra operation was disrupted and the participating terrorist forces were destroyed”, he said.

Also, the Russian Defense Ministry has dismissed rumors that Russian and Syrian air strikes in Idlib province have claimed the lives of 150 civilians.

“The Syria Civil Defense the London-based news agency Reuters quotes in its reports of alleged civilian casualties are the very same White Helmets. The UK-based news agency’s attempts to present these fraudsters in a new disguise as an impartial source of information is a gimmick that can deceive only amateurs. Russia’s Aerospace Force aircraft do not attack residential areas in any localities in order to avoid civilian casualties,” Konashenkov emphasized.

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