Breaking: Russian Defense Ministry comments on militants massive offensive in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that militants led by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorists launched a mass offensive against the Syrian Army in the Idlib province.

During the attack, militants fired 17 missiles at Russia’s Hmeimim airbase in Syria, all of which were either intercepted or fell short, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.

Nine missiles were intercepted by the Hmeimim’s air defense, while eight others hit the ground before reaching the base. The attack, carried out with the use of multiple rocket launcher systems, originated from a terrorist held area in the Idlib province.

The statement added that the Syrian Army managed to eliminate 150 militants from Hayat tahrir al-Sham and their allies, adding that 3 tanks and 24 technical vehicles were destroyed as well.

Yesterday, jihadist rebels launched a massive offensive against the Syrian Army in northern Hama near border with Idlib province where clashes still ongoing between them and the Syrian Army until this moment.

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