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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Russia says Syrian Troops Foiled 3 Major Militant Attacks in Syria's Idlib

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7Dnews London

Wed, 22 May 2019 12:44 GMT

Troops from the Syrian government on Wednesday morning foiled three major attacks by militants in Syria's Idlib province, according to the Russian Ministry of Defence.

It said in a statement that 500 Nusra front militants, seven tanks, and about 30 pickups mounted with heavy machine guns took part in the attacks. 

The ministry said that Syrian militants based in Idlib had also launched a missile attack on Russia's Hmeymim air base on Wednesday, however their missiles were either shot down or missed their target.

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