Ministry of Defense: Russian military were not injured after the terrorist attack in the Syrian city of Al-Sukeylabiya

Russian military personnel were not injured as a result of a terrorist attack carried out by militants in the Syrian city of Al-Sukeylabiya. This was announced by the deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, Captain First Rank Yevgeny Gerasimov, TASS reports. terrorist attack using an unmanned aerial vehicle.

“July 24, in the city of Es-Sukeylabiya, Hama province, during the opening ceremony of the Hagia Sophia temple” militants of illegal armed formations committed a terrorist act using a handicraft unmanned aerial vehicle. As a result of the explosion of a UAV launched by terrorists, two civilians were killed and 13 civilians were injured. Russian military personnel were not injured as a result of the terrorist attack, — said Gerasimov.

Earlier on July 24, the Syrian SANA agency reported that terrorists from the Jabhat al-Nusra group (banned in Russia), based in northwestern Syria, fired a rocket at the city of Al-Sukeylabiya in the province of Hama. According to the agency, a shell exploded on the square where folk celebrations were held on the occasion of the opening of the Hagia Sophia in this city. According to the agency's medical sources, two civilians were killed, and 12 more were taken to the hospital with injuries.



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