Three Russian servicemen were lightly wounded when militants fired at an APC in Syria

30 December 2020


Three Russian military policemen were lightly wounded on Tuesday when they were shelled by militants in the Idlib de-escalation zone in Syria, Rear Admiral Vyacheslav Sytnik, the Deputy Head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria, said.

According to him, the incident occurred at 3:45 p.m. during "securing the withdrawal of a Turkish observation post near the Trumba settlement in the southeastern part of the Idlib de-escalation zone." "A BTR-82A armored personnel carrier of the Russian military police was fired at from an ATGM from territory under the control of pro-Turkish gangs. As a result of the missile hitting the APC, three Russian servicemen were lightly wounded. <...> There is no threat to the health of the servicemen," Sytnik said.

He stressed that "the command of the Russian group of troops in Syria, in cooperation with the Turkish military and Syrian security agencies, is establishing the involvement of the militants operating in the Idlib de-escalation zone in the attack on the Russian servicemen".

According to Sytnik, the injured servicemen were promptly evacuated to a military hospital, where they received the necessary medical treatment.


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