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Russian army counters terrorist attack against its base in Syria

Damascus, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) The anti-aircraft defenses of the Russian army countered today against two rockets fired by terrorist groupings against the Hemeimim base, located in the Syrian coastal province of Latakia.

The two missiles fell outside the military facility in the agricultural lands of Jableh municipality, causing material losses without causing injuries, state television reported.

Separately, radical groups carried out 23 attacks against government forces from the detente zone in the northern province of Idlib.

Fourteen violations by extremists against the Syrian army were monitored in Idlib, three in Latakia, four in Hama and two in Aleppo, explained Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, the deputy head of the Russian Coordination Center, headquartered in Hemeimen.

In Idlib, 320 kilometers north of Damascus, extremist organizations are deployed, such as Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly Al Nusra; and the Turkestan Islamic Party, composed of ethnic Chinese Uyghur mercenaries.

The Syrian army managed in its operations during 2020 to liberate 56 percent of that province and the terrorists currently control less than half of it, where they hold hundreds of thousands of civilians as human shields and constantly violate the ceasefire, attacking the army and the population.