MOSCOW, 1 March. Air and space forces of Russian Federation attacked the detachments of the terrorists of the banned in Russia the group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” in Syria. This was reported in the daily news Bulletin of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, published on the website of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation.
“In order to stabilize the Russian space forces inflicted air strikes on the attacking militias “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” in the areas North of Aleppo and the terrorists ‘firing positions in the area of the settlement NARB-Nafs”, – stated in the message.
From Russia with support
As the aircraft of the Russian Federation helps to fight with terrorists in Syria
In the message also it is noted that the airbase Hamim delivered 50 tons of humanitarian aid. “The basis of humanitarian assistance comprised of food and necessities, designed to assist the population of Syria in the besieged and inaccessible areas. The Russian Centre for reconciliation carried out distribution of humanitarian assistance in settlements of mA’loula and al-Chosenia the Damascus province. Residents issued by the food and bottled drinking water,” reads the Bulletin.
For the past day with the mediation of the Russian Federation concluded a reconciliation agreement with the elders of the settlements Seisun and tell-Gehab in the province of Damascus, thus, the total number of conciliation agreements has increased to 37.
According to the Centre, overall, the cessation of hostilities is being respected, the attacks on armed groups, who declared the ceasefire, not plotted.
The ceasefire came into force on 27 February at 00:00 Damascus time (01:00 GMT). The truce does not apply to banned in Russia and several other countries, the terrorist organization “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (Syrian subdivision of al-Qaeda) and other formation, recognized by the UN Security Council terrorist.
Operation of Russia in Syria
Russian aircraft began to fight against militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” on Syrian territory on 30 September last year after contacting Asada. The operation also involved the Navy.
Only for the period from 10 to 16 February, Russian aviation has executed 444 sorties and bombed almost 1.6 thousand objects of terrorists in Syria.
According to the official representative of the defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov, the Syrian government army with the support of the loyal opposition groups since the beginning of February was liberated from the terrorists settlements 73. “Since the beginning of the month in the Syrian Arab Republic from terrorists were released more than 800 square kilometres of land and 73 settlements”, – said Konashenkov.
Meanwhile, the international coalition led by the US started airstrikes on positions of the IG in September 2014, without the approval of Damascus.
ABOUT GROUPING “DZHEBHAT EN-NUSRA” AND “ISLAMIC STATE”
The radical Islamist group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (“Front of victory”), associated with a terrorist network “al-Qaeda” was created in 2011 on the territory of Syria. Our key objectives “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” named the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad with the subsequent establishment of an Islamic Emirate in Syria. On December 29, the Supreme court recognized “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” a terrorist organization and banned its activities in Russia.
“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria.
Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).