Russian And Syrian Forces Attack Islamic Terrorists And Kill Dozens Of Them. Jihadists Then Ambush Syria’s Military And Kill Eleven Soldiers

Islamic terrorists ambushed and killed eleven Syrian soldiers after Syria’s and Russia’s forces attacked jihadists. As we read in the Times of Israel:

Jihadists killed at least 11 soldiers in northwestern Syria Saturday when they detonated explosives placed in tunnels dug underneath army positions before attacking them, a monitor said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said the Ansar al-Tawhid group, which is allied with al-Qaeda, and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) carried out the attack in the south of Idlib province with its members first detonating a massive bomb and then storming the position manned by government troops.

The jihadists “detonated tunnels they had dug beneath army positions and simultaneously launched an assault from other tunnels”, said Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the Britain-based Observatory.

The attack, which also wounded 20 soldiers, came as Syria and its main military ally Russia bombarded the mountainous Jabal al-Zawiya area of Idlib province, the Observatory said, without immediately reporting any casualties.

According to VOA:

The Syrian army and Russian air force “carried out several air and artillery strikes against terrorist headquarters in the countryside of the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia and Hama,” the defense ministry said in a statement.

The agency noted that this was preceded by “repeated attacks” on regime-controlled areas of these provinces.

The strikes “killed or wounded” dozens of fighters, the ministry said.

The strikes targeted “terrorist” bases, missile and drone launchers and ammunition depots, the report said.