The Russian military in Syria can deal with the manifestations of «terrorist attacks». This was stated by the speaker of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the attack on the Russian air base in Syria Hamim, reports «Rain».
He noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to withdraw Russian troops from Syria at the end of 2017, as there was no more need to conduct major offensive operations.
«However, the President gave the report that terrorist attacks may continue. And the contingent that remains, it has all the capacity to combat forms of terrorist attacks,» – said Peskov.
January 3, the newspaper «Kommersant» wrote that the attack by saboteurs on the base Hamim was destroyed four front-line bomber su-24, two multi-purpose fighter su-35S and military transport aircraft An-72. The publication wrote that after being hit by a mortar shell detonated the ammunition depot.
The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation recognized that the attack of saboteurs on December 31 was, but the loss of planes denied. Two soldiers were killed in the mine explosion, said the Russian defense Ministry.
A group of independent investigators Conflict Intelligence Team found out that on the same day in Syria has wrecked the Russian Mi-24 helicopter, killing two pilots.
4 January, the Russian war correspondent Roman Sapojnikov published photos of the bomber su-24M Russian air base in Syria Hamim, who received damage during the bombardment.
In the night of 5 to January 6 in Syria thwarted an attempt to attack Russian military targets with 13 drones.
9 January, «Kommersant», citing military sources reported that the attack on the Thai police was able to organize the fighters of «Ahrar al-sham» – the Union of the Islamist Salafist brigades United for the war against the army of the Syrian government.
The military conflict in Syria lasts since 2011. The fighting involved government forces, the opposition, radical Islamists, Kurds and the militants of the «Islamic state».
In September 2015 to conflict joined Russia. In March 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of the main Russian forces from the country, but the aviation group of the Russian Federation continued to strike blows to positions of forces opposing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
11 Dec 2017 Putin again ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria in the places of permanent deployment on the territory of the Russian Federation. He said that the Russian troops and the Syrian army «defeated the most efficient group of international terrorists».
According to the Ministry of defense, in Syria, there were three battalions of military police centre of reconciliation of the parties, the point of logistics Russian Navy in Tartus and aviation group on the basis Hamim.
Sands on the attack on the Russian base Hamim: Russian troops in Syria has the capacity to combat terrorist attacks 09.01.2018