Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria
The Russian Aerospace Forces struck a militant training camp in the Syrian Idlib province on the day when another terrorist group finished its training, as follows from a video posted on February 5 on the War Correspondents Russian Spring Telegram channel.
The strike was reportedly carried out against a militant training center near Armanaz town, 17 kilometers northwest of Idlib. The camp belonged to the Chechen-led Ajnad al-Kavkaz group (organization banned in Russia). On the very day of the strike, the Islamists were going to hold “graduation” ceremony for more fighters who had been training in the camp for several months.
Su-24M bombers delivered the strike with FAB-500 aerial bombs. As a result of the attack, dozens of terrorists were killed, including instructors from the North Caucasus. In addition to manpower, the militants also lost equipment; the terrorist headquarters and ammunition depot were destroyed.
The Russian Aerospace Forces has been striking militant targets in Syria for several days now, but the date of February 3 stands out among others. That day marks the three-year anniversary of the heroic of pilot Roman Filipov, whose Su-25SM attack aircraft was shot down over Idlib in 2018. Filipov ejected over militant territory and, after the Islamists surrounded him, heroically died in combat with them, detonating a grenade with the words, “Here is the retaliation for the guys!”
Roman Filipov was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Russia.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency