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Russian Generals Killed In Car Bomb At Military Base

Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria

According to Syrian opposition groups a deadly car bomb killed dozens of Russian Generals at a military base on the Syrian coast, some 15 kilometers from Latakia.

The important military center was hit by a car bomb on Sunday and was carried out by opposition factions Ahrar al-Sham and the Bayan movement, according to reports on Wednesday.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

According to the media office of Ahrar al-Sham, the two factions, in coordination with local jihadists who were located at the Russian military base, decided to bomb the car after they observed a gathering of senior Russian generals at the military base.

Ahrar al-Sham claims that dozens of Russian generals were killed and injured in the explosion. According to the movement, the announcement of the terror attack was delayed until Wednesday to ensure that the jihadists who committed the attack returned safely to opposition territories.

The military base that was hit by the car bomb is considered one of the most important military centers of the Russian forces on the Syrian coast, located some 15 kilometers from Latakia.

The belated announcement of the car bombing came shortly before the Syrian truce was scheduled to start on Saturday. Russia and the US have already announced that the ceasefire will not apply to ISIS and al-Nusra Front, but in light of this terror attack, Russia might demand the exclusion of Ahrar al-Sham as well.

 

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