Rusland’s antwoord op de neergeschoten helikopter: 800 jihadisten dood in een paar uur


The Russian military says it has assisted the Syrian army in an operation that has killed around 800 militants who were trying to break the siege of the northern city of Aleppo.

Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy, head of the main operational department of the Russian military’s General Staff, said Monday that the Syrian army, backed by Russian air cover, managed to fend off a massive offensive by militants in Aleppo to rupture the government’s blockade of the militant-held part of the city.

Rudskoy said the militants, which numbered around 5,000, also lost some 14 tanks, 10 other armored vehicles and over 60 gun trucks during the operation.

The Russian general described as effective Syria’s siege on the militants in Aleppo, saying that more than 300 civilians have managed to escape the grip of militants through corridors set up by the government. He said 82 militants have also surrendered to the…

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