Three military police officers from Russia were slightly injured when militants fired on their armored personnel carriers in the Syrian de-escalation zone of Idlib.
According to the deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, Rear Admiral Vyacheslav Sytnik, on Tuesday, December 29, at 15:45, militants fired on a Russian armored personnel carrier in the Idlib de-escalation zone in Syria.
The incident occurred while “ensuring the security of the withdrawal of the Turkish observation post in the area of the settlement of Trumba” in the southeastern part of Idlib, Sytkin said.
The armored personnel carrier of the Russian military police BTR-82A was fired upon from the ATGM from the territory under the control of the pro-Turkish bandit formations. As a result of a rocket hitting an armored personnel carrier, three soldiers from Russia were injured. The Rear Admiral added that they received minor injuries, their life and health were not in danger.
Sytnik stressed that at present, the command of the Russian group of forces in Syria, together with the Turkish military and Syrian security agencies, is establishing the involvement of the militants operating in Idlib in the attack on Russian soldiers.
The deputy head of the Center for Reconciliation of the Parties said that the injured soldiers were promptly taken to the hospital, where they received the necessary medical assistance.