Feburary 20th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
Russian Ministry of Defense -By James Harmon
In a statement released by the Russian ministry of defense, regarding the February 16th explosion which killed 4 and injured 2 Russian servicemen, the ministry stated “”Russian military medics are fighting to save their lives”.
The vehicle struck by a mine blast was part of a convoy escorting both Syrian military and Russian military advisers who were en route from the Tiyas airbase on the front lines fighting the Islamic State, to the city of Homs.
This follows a December 5th attack in which opposition-affiliated terrorists attacked a Russian military hospital killing two Russian military medics and wounding one, in addition to local residents who also suffered injuries in the attack.
The Russian Federation has been conducting a counter terrorism campaign in the Syrian Arab Republic since September 30th, 2015, at Bashar Al Assad’s request.