Some 200 terrorists were killed in a massive attack by Russian fighter jets on the terrorist headquarters in Palmyra, Syria, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has announced.
Russia’s Defence Ministry announced on Monday night that it had carried out an airstrike on a terrorist training base near the Syrian city of Palmyra, Russia Today reported.
According to the ministry, some 200 terrorists were killed in the attack, carried out by Russian fighter jets.
Rear Admiral Alexander Karpov, head of the Russian military’s Reconciliation Center in Syria, said that Russian warplanes hit two hideouts northeast of Palmyra.
Karpov said, in a statement carried by Russian news agencies, that the air raid killed some 200 terrorists and destroyed 24 vehicles and about 500 kilograms of ammunition and explosives.
He added that the terrorists’ base had served as a staging ground for terror attacks across Syria.